We had just landed at Port Lockroy in Antarctica to do a little shopping at the old British research centre. It houses a museum, a gift shop and a post office where you can send post cards from the bottom of the world. But what we were really excited to see was the sculpture of a whale skeleton that someone put together years ago.
Using actual whale bones that were washed up on the beach, some bored researcher pieced together this recreation of a whale skeleton. The bones are from different species of whales and even possibly seals, but it doesn’t make the sculpture any less interesting to view.
We were told by our expedition team at Quark Expeditions who consists of marine biologists and Antarctica experts that this skeleton gives you a good idea as to what an actual fully formed whale skeleton would look like. It was pretty cool to see.Feedbox