Measure twice – cut once

Good morning!

Everybody has gathered, its a little bit like an operating theatre (except cold!) with all the instruments on the table beside the dissection table. Knives are being sharpened:

 

Anton has sharpened 9 so far.

Measurements have been taken:
From tip of upper jaw to the deepest part of the fluke notch – 2.31 metres
Girth – 1.2 metres
Dorsal fin is situated far back along the body – 1.5m from its snout
Dorsal fin height – 7cm
Span of fluke – 60cm

He’s a male.

They’ve found 12 bite marks so far, these are assumed to be from a cookie-cutter shark (isistius braziliensis).  These won’t have been cause of death.

 

 

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