RBINS Tour 3: a whaleth of skeletons!

Nope, not a typo, but a stupid play on words. The RBINS has a pretty awesome and well-stocked exhibit of whales. There’s a whale in the entrance hall, but hidden away on the top floor in the farthest-away corner is a whole hall full of whales and dolphins (and a walrus). Here a few impressions:

Cuvier’s beaked whale (Ziphius cavirostris), with the skull of an orca (Orcinus orca) and that of a Common minke whale (Balaenoptera acutorostrata).

anterior view of the same mount.

and a view from the entrance, showing the main part of the whale hall. It expands to the left at the end, so two big mounts are not visible in this shot.

Common bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus – top) and Atlantic white-sided dolphin (Lagenorhynchus acutus - bottom).

Overall, an excellent and very diverse exhibit, with the black walls and a large number of spotlights making the display optically pleaseing as well.

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About Heinrich Mallison

I'm a dinosaur biomech guy working at the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin.
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