The Story Behind Echo the Whale
October 21 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Museum Natural Science Curator Keith Rittmaster will discuss “Echo” and his heart. When the 33.5-foot long adolescent sperm whale came ashore at Cape Lookout in 2004, his bones and heart were preserved for study and display. During the process, the heart was sent to the University of Tennessee for plastination. Keith will cover the step-by-step process of retrieving, preserving and displaying the specimen that now resides in the museum gallery. The free program is part of the museum’s Maritime Heritage Series, informal lectures held in the museum’s auditorium and simulcast via Facebook and Zoom. Registration is not required for the in-person program.
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