Whale Vertebrae
Whale Vertebrae
Whale Vertebrae


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Collection Tier:
Tier 3

Whale Vertebrae

Identifier:
2017.13.1
Description:
This small piece of whale vertebrae was found on a beach on the Gulf of California in Puerto Peñasco, Mexico in 2017 by the donors. There are several different types of whales that visit the area including fin whales, gray whales and killer whales; this is likely from one of these species. Though requiring careful handling, this specimen is an excellent example for hands-on educational programs demonstrating the lightweight, porous material and intricate shapes of whale vertebrae.
Materials:
Bone
Dimensions:
3"" h 3 1/4"" w 3 1/2"" d
Current Location Status:
In Storage
Source:
Gift of Michael and Rachel Posthumus
Rights:

Maker/Donor
Michael and Rachel Posthumus
Related Place
Puerto Peñasco
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