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The Museum's Blue Whale Model

The Museum's Blue Whale Model

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When the Irma and Paul Milstein Family Hall of Ocean Life re-opened to the public in 2003, the newly renovated gallery was transformed: 14 dioramas, some first built in the 1930s, had been restored, and brand-new ecosystem displays highlighted the diversity of ocean habitats and the species that lived together within them. The blue-whale model, on display since 1969, was renovated, too.

Tags: Milstein Hall of Ocean Life, Whales, Blue whale

Sperm Whales' Amazing Adaptations

Sperm Whales' Amazing Adaptations

On Exhibit posts

Fifty-five million years ago, a group of hoofed mammals began a slow move from shore to sea, in time evolving a set of extraordinary features to thrive in their new environment. Today’s whales share many anatomical traits with other mammals, but the unique adaptations of species such as sperm whales illustrate how organisms can transform over time as they carve out their place on the planet.

Tags: Mammals, Exhibitions, Whales

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