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Grey Whale Exhibit Unveiled

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Grey Whale Exhibit leaves a legacy for future generations...read more

 

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In April 2010, a ten metre long, 20 tonne grey whale washed up on the beach in Sooke, at the south end of Vancouver Island. Concerned that it was being treated with disrespect, the Scia'new Nation sought to bury it on their land, in the hope that in the future it could be used respectfully to serve an educational purpose.

After four years of natural decomposition, the whale carcass was exhumed in has been prepared for display, where it has become a highlight of the Deep Bay Marine Field Station's education program, and will inspire and educate for decades to come. The Grey Whale will provide an opportunity to learn about our coast and ocean through this innovative and engaging public exhibit. Thnakls so much for your help to make it happen!

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UPDATE: ALL BONES SOLD!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH EVERYONE FOR YOUR COMMITTMENT TO THIS PROJECT!! THERE ARE STILL WAYS TO GET INVOLVED AND SUPPORT THIS PROJECT:

Contact David Forrester at the VIU Advancement Office (250) 740-6214 / David.Forrester@viu.ca

Grey Whale Skeleton

For more background check out previous articles on our blog:

April 10, 2010 - Scia’new First Nations generously facilitate future whale exhibit at the station.

April 13, 2013 - Grey Whale Project – Ready for next phase!

April 1, 2014 - $10,000 milestone made

April 24, 2014 - Whale baleen prep

May 25, 2104 - Raise a Whale project surpasses halfway point

June 3, 2014 - #VIUWhale Update more than 100 bones sold

June 8, 2014- Grey Whale exhibit one step closer as remains exhumed from Beecher Bay (time lapse below)

September 6, 2014 - VIU Whale Project on Shaw TV

November 20, 2014 - Whale Project Update: Fundraising Success – Well on our way!

February 26, 2014 - Patience, Bone Repair and Awesome Volunteers

April 25, 2014 - Grey Whale Articulation Update – entering the final phases!

Check out our on-going photo album of this project