The Natural History Museum Announce Whales Exhibition

The Natural History Museum in London have announced Whales, an exhibition on view in the Museum’s Hintze Hall from 14 July 2017 to 28 February 2018.

More than 100 specimens from the Museum’s research collection will be brought out from behind-the-scenes for the first time to show the huge diversity of whales, dolphins and porpoises.

Highlights include:
Skulls that reveal how whales sense and their eating habits, including killer whales, Orcinus orca and a pygmy right whale skull, Caperea marginata.
Organs showing how whales breathe and digest food, including a sperm whale stomach, Physeter macrocephalus and fin whale aorta, Balaenoptera physalus.
Flippers from a blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus and humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae, showing their differences in size and swimming style.
An immersive experience where you can see how some whales, dolphins and porpoises sense their prey using sound.

Whales kicks off an extended season of events exploring the awesome power of nature and our responsibility to protect our oceans at the Museum running until late 2018.

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Humpback whale © Maria Teresa Lara