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An Exhibition Concerning the  Life and Death of the Blue Whale

An Exhibition Concerning the Life and Death of the Blue Whale

1.

How to plastinate  the heart of a  leviathan:


Seven hundred gallons of formaldehyde

One wet organ, triple wrapped

Forklift

Steel tank

Thousands of packing peanuts


2.

A whale can never be  weighed whole 


It must be sliced into blocks

0.5 metres across.


3.

There  is some  uncertainty  regarding 

the biggest blue whale ever found


The standard technique is to measure 

in a straight line from the upper jaw

to the notch in the tail flukes. 


The edges of the tail flukes are cut off. 


The lower jaw falls open in death, 

creating further disturbance. 


4.

Mating habits and breeding grounds 

remain shrouded in secrecy.


Though we suspect 

birth takes place 

near the equator.


5.

Balaenoptera  Musculus 


Classified as a marine mammal belonging 

to the baleen whale parvorder, Mysticeti

Infraorder: Cetacea

From Latin cetus and Greek ketos

Large fish or sea monster 


6.

How to hunt the ocean’s ...

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