Toronto Museum Dissects Beached Whale Carcass, Funds Constraints Pose Drawback

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A Toronto museum’s plans to dissect two blue-whale carcasses found in Newfoundland are under review due to mounting costs.

Working with Fisheries and Oceans Canada, the Royal Ontario Museum and local residents began transporting one beached whale that washed ashore near Trout River to the adjacent town of Woody Point last Thursday, according to The Telegram. There, the team began dissecting it

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The ROM initially offered to help remove up to two of the three blue-whale carcasses that washed up on the shore of Newfoundland’s west coast for their museum collection. However, Mark Engstrom, the ROM’s deputy director of collections and research, said there may not be enough money to handle both carcasses. Read more…

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