Whale of a good time at Bishop Museum
This sperm whale hangs in the Bishop Museum. I showed a similar photo in July 2017, at which time I pointed out that this guy has hung in the exhibit hall at Bishop Museum since it was purchased from Ward’s Natural Science Establishment in 1901. The museum originally paid $2,500 for this specimen. The whale is more than fifty-five feet long and the eighteen-foot head weighs about 3,000 pounds. This photo shows the right side, the left is completely exposed to show the skeleton.