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Beaty Biodiversity Museum - 2





Here are some closer detail shots of the massive Blue Whale at the Beaty that I could not resist sharing. Looking at the image of the bones in a human hand, isn't it astonishing how similar they are to the bones of the whale flipper?

In case you missed it, please read the previous post in this short series about the Beaty Biodiversity Museum that so enthralled us on our first visit there. Don't miss the informative and interesting slide shows and videos.

And here are Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6 and Part 7.

Marja-Leena | 28/03/2011 | 8 comments
themes: Canada and BC, Environment, Human, Nature, Photoworks


Careful with those comparisons - the anti-Darwinian creationists will be knocking on your door. Though who but a tunnel-visioned crank would want to deny a relationship with the blue whale? I am taken back to a wedding anniversary spent in Nantucket where we listened to a lecture on whaling. Well-delivered, well-polished but when I asked a couple of question the New England lecturer seemed to take exception to my Old England accent and answered sneeringly. No doubt I had it coming. Never mind, the stuff about whales was terrific and it wa possible to listen without wincing; in those day it seemed fifty-fifty whether the men got the whale or the whale got the men. Nowadays one can only avert one's eyes and stuff up one's ear'oles.

To see hands in a blue whale skeleton is certainly remarkable. One can't help but wonder if a branch of sentient beings didn't opt for a life of contemplation in the sea.

stunning. like looking at the shapes of continents and seeing how they must have broken and floated apart. x

BB, aye, aye to everything you say! I don't fear the creationists, for anyone with their eye open to all the wonder and connectedness in this world has to see it. These kind of museums and programming are a great resource.

Susan, now there's a Darwinian idea!

Elisa, the shapes of the continents in a whale, what a fabulous thought!

Love the second one and feel sure it would have ispired Dr. Seuss.

I think you must do something with that one! So pleasing.

They also remind me faintly of horsetails (the plants, not the things on the rear end of horses.)

Marly, you never know what might pop into my work, like that of Dr. Seuss's. And, yes, I see what you mean by horsetails-that-are-weeds - or, some kind of sea kelp waving in the bottom of the ocean!