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.

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