High overhead: KOBO (AKA King of the Blue Ocean), a 66-foot long blue whale who was accidentally struck and killed by a tanker off Rhode Island in 1998. KOBO was submerged for five months in New Bedford Harbor to decompose before his skeleton could be hung in the spectacularly curated New Bedford Whaling Museum, turning this devastating loss to marine life into an incredible educational and scientific opportunity. Like the skeletons of many baleen whales, KOBO's bones leak oil as they age, and museum staff have been collecting KOBO's drippings for the past seven years in the atrium. Experts on the subject of whale bone oil (the few, the proud) estimate that KOBO may continue to ooze until 2060! The museum provides a nuanced examination of the impact of humans on our environment - both for better and worse. Skeletons, harpoons, maps, and model ships are just the tip of the iceberg here in New Bedford - stay tuned for more notes from the field #newbedford#massachusetts#whale#staycation#kobo#marinelife
The colossal "Bluewhale One" is the biggest Oil-rig in the world and it is delivered by CIMC Raffles (Chinese industry) and it cost a total of 700 Milloon $. Bluewhale One is a semisibmersible drilling rig.
Its weight is 42.000 Tonnes, is 118 meters high and it has a 3,658 meters of operational depth, and 15,240 meters of drilling depth!
In May 2014, a team from the Royal Ontario Museum travelled to Newfoundland to salvage a Blue Whale that had washed ashore. The tragedy turned into a teachable moment with a new exhibit at the museum, “Out of the Depths: the Blue Whale Story.” It explores the story of the nine blue whales from the endangered North Atlantic population that became stranded in thick ice and died. The centerpiece of the exhibition is a fully articulated Blue Whale skeleton, one of the largest and most complete skeletons on display in the world. @romtoronto #toronto#rom#royalontariomuseum#bluewhale#newfoundland#whale#ontario#science
Having a whale of a time!!
We've chosen to show off this necklace to go alongside our last post featuring our cause of the month, @oceanconservancy. They do great work to protect that place so many creatures call home, so check them out!