Live at Lunch: A Grey Whale Tale

Find out what's happening at the museum and archives in these monthly talks featuring curators, staff and researchers.

A Grey Whale Tale

Dr. Gavin Hanke, curator of vertebrates, will reveal the details of our newest mega-acquisition — a Grey Whale skeleton. Its journey has been a long one, from flensing and burying to exhuming and power washing and transport to the museum.

Please note that this presentation will include some graphic photos, so if whale guts aren't your thing, we'll see you next month instead. 

About the speaker: 
Gavin Hanke joined the Royal BC Museum in 2004 after working at the Manitoba Museum and teaching in universities. Much of Gavin’s published work is based on his PhD which focused on fossil fishes (acanthodians and early shark-like fishes) of northwestern Canada from the Lower Devonian. To read more about Dr. Hanke, visit his profile page here


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