Friday, April 2, 2010
Fenwick Island Whale Necropsy
Lewes' MERR organization recently conducted a necropsy on a Fin Whale at Fenwick Island.
Below is a report and photos from a MERR volunteer and friend.
Note the Meer Director, Suzanne Thurman, atop the whale looking not more than a crawling inchworm.
*** We did a necropsy, and it had been struck by a ship, but we don't know if it was dead before it was hit. It was quite amazing, and the necropsy was quite exhausting, to say the least. ***
At the MEER Lewes location, The Fin Whale skull will soon be on display as soon as the composting critters have their way.