That got your attention! I’ve been learning some dissection terms. Autopsy is generally used in relation to humans and looks at cause of death.
A necropsy usually refers to animals. It looks at how the animal’s body
works as well as the possible cause of death.
Here’s a picture of the pygmy right whale fresh out of the freezer on Saturday, ready for the necropsy. The white stuff you can see is ice!
The scientific team are all here and have spent today planning how it’s all going to go. External measurements first – guess how much it weighs!
We’ll be blogging from about 9am tomorrow. See you then.