Whale Bones Head to Canada


In 2015, a 70-foot blue whale carcass washed up on an Oregon beach.

Recognizing the extraordinary educational opportunity this presented, we went to work to save the skeleton.

We let the bones patiently soak in Yaquina Bay for three years to be naturally cleaned by marine organisms.

Now the bones of this great whale are ready for professional degreasing, preservation, and display.

Photo credit: Dinosaur Valley Studios

Once finished, the skeleton will be on permanent display at the Hatfield Marine Science Center, where it will live on, teaching and inspiring students and people of all ages who visit the Oregon Coast.

Building a Blue Whale

Help us save this rare specimen for the future of marine science education by making a gift today!