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Skeleton of a Blue Whale from above; highlighting the head and upper jaws
Balaenoptera musculus

Blue Whale

This 20.5 metre long skeleton was presented to the South African Museum
in 1909 by Peter Michelson, Commander of the Norwegian whaling factory
ship the "Svend Foyn" which operated near Saldanha Bay.
Photo by Ken Walker
Copyright and permission to reproduce the image from the South African Museum


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