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Fly on the Wall 

July 25, 2008

Blue whale rising

The Academy’s 87-foot-long blue whale skeleton now hovers above the west exhibit hall, the future home of an exhibit called Altered State: Climate Change in California. From a whale watching boat or photo, it can be difficult to grasp the scale of these massive creatures (the largest mammals on Earth)…but it’s incredible to see a skeleton up close and realize you could easily stand up tall inside its ribcage.

Catch a glimpse of the week-long installation process below:


Filed under: Exhibits — Helen @ 1:20 pm

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  1. Thanks for the behind-the-scenes look. I’m glad the whale got back indoors. It’s good that the display is next to the rain forest dome so visitors can get up even with it as they explore the dome.

    Comment by Jim Boyer — July 28, 2008 @ 11:27 am

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