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Where there’s a whale, there’s a way – rebuilding a Victorian whale

Earlier this year, UCL’s Grant Museum sent out a call to the public, asking them to help rebuild a 157-year-old whale. For almost 70 years, the whale’s headless skeleton had sat in several boxes, dotted around the museum like a giant, unfinished puzzle. His skull, the only part of him on public display. The museum staff were keen to unearth their whale skeleton, give the bones a good clean, and reunite his body with his head for the first time in a long time. Mostly, they were curious to see just how much of the skeleton was actually remaining.

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