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A Whale of a Task!


The Georgia Museum of Natural History is excited about the addition of hundreds of specimens of marine mammals and other animals to our research collection. These specimens include skins, skulls, postcranial skeletons, and fluid-preserved materials. We look forward to sharing this impressive collection with the public in the near future. The museum acquired these specimens recently from the Northeastern University Vertebrate Collection in Nahant, MA.

This collection includes approximately 40,000 mammals, 1,500 birds and over 30,000 fishes. The new whale bones are being unboxed and additional specimens will be arriving over the summer. Space in the Natural History Building is limited, so none of the new materials are here on campus. Nonetheless, we welcome you to visit our current exhibit "Leopards, Hyenas and Bears, Oh My!" in the Natural History Building while we prepare for an open house in the fall. In the meantime, please follow our progress on the museum's web site, and come visit us to see a preview of some of these smaller specimens later this summer.


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