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Where Dead Whales Go To Live: Smithsonian Whale Warehouse

Seeing a massive skeleton on display in a museum gallery is the last step in a long journey from living animal to educational specimen. Where do these animals come from and how are they collected and prepared? This video takes you behind the scenes at one of the world’s largest collections of marine mammals at the National Museum of Natural History storage area in the Smithsonian’s Museum Support Center in Suitland, Md.

 

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