School in a Museum

24 06 2013

The Húsavík Whale Museum is a non-profit organisation, founded in 1997. It’s foremost aim is to provide detailed and interesting information about whales and their habitat. The Whale Museum, along with the University of Iceland’s Research Center forms the educational component to the whale watching trips, enjoyed in Húsavík during the summer months.The emphasis on the species occurring in the North Atlantic. We had our lectures at the museum and used the collection as examples

The museum has a great collection of skeletons. Of course whales are related to hippos and camels... we know this because of the highly reduced hind limbs which are still visible!

The museum has a great collection of skeletons. Of course whales are related to hippos and camels… we know this because of the highly reduced hind limbs which are still visible!

A blue whale calf can drink an astounding 240 liters of milk per day!

A blue whale calf can drink an astounding 240 liters of milk per day!

 

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