What’s next? Posted 5 May 2008 by Te Papa & filed under Colossal squid, Pygmy right whale, Whales | Tohorā. We’ve had time to catch up on a few things today . . . the lab is almost cleared of our equipment and Anton has begun moving things in for tomorrow’s dissection of a juvenile pygmy right whale. Share this:Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) 8 Responses about snakes September 24th, 2011 what are you hoping of finding ? Reply NZGeek May 21st, 2008 emmabest, he-he 😉 Well, maybe it’s just a bad qulity image. Reply emmabest May 19th, 2008 NZGeek! you should know better 😉 He definately is a wee whale – have you seen all the other photos? His outer ‘covering’ is skin and blubber – not an exoskeleton (in fact if his skeleton was on the outside maybe that would’ve made the scientist’s job easier!) I didn’t see any legs or antennae either 😉 Reply NZGeek May 14th, 2008 Hmmm…it doesn’t look like whale to me. It looks like insect. Reply emmabest May 7th, 2008 Hi Karen hopefully you will have kept track of the blog – Jane has taken over for now (we kind of tag team – it keeps the scientists on their toes). She’s included some new photos along with getting some of the scientists to blog as well. We’ll see about putting more photos up Reply karen May 7th, 2008 Thanks Emma! Will you be taking pictures and adding them to the blog?! I find these things truely facinating and have to say thanks, because normally I would not get the chance to see the insides of a whale or squid etc… or how everything looks or works. So for that I look forward to any new posts! Reply emmabest May 7th, 2008 Hi Karen Yes – shame about not being able to have live cameras. The best we can do is keep blogging! The scientists are dissecting him from the outside in – at the moment they’re looking at how the musculature and ligaments are organised. So no internal organs have been investigated. At this point we don’t know how he died. Will keep you posted Reply karen May 5th, 2008 Awwwww the poor lil whale, what happened to him. I wish we still had the cam so we could watch what you do! Reply Leave a Reply Click here to cancel reply. Name (required) Mail (required) (will not be published) Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.