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China's largest gray whale specimen on display in Xiamen

The gray whale specimen, which is 13.9 meters long and weighs in at 21 tons, is the largest stranded gray whale that was found in China’s sea area in 2011.     On June 6th, the Whale and Dolphin Pavilion opened in the Third Institute of Oceanography of the State Oceanic Administration in Xiamen, and China’s largest gray whale specimen was unveiled in the pavilion, according to reports. The gray whale specimen, which is 13.9 meters long and weighs in at 21 tons, is the largest stranded gray whale that was found in China’s sea area in 2011. It was

Specimen of deceased Pingtan gray whale completed in Xiamen

Workers assemble the skeleton specimen of the Pingtan gray whale   The skin and skeleton specimens of a deceased Pingtan gray whale have recently been checked and accepted by experts of the Third Institute of Oceanography, State Oceanic Administration, marking the successful end of the specimen processing work, Xiamen Daily reported on Tuesday.    The gray whale, which measures 13.9 metres and weighs more than 25 tons, was found dead in the sea off Baiqing Town, Pingtan County in November last year and is the largest of its kind ever found in

Complete skeleton of Pingtan gray whale shown in Xiamen for 1st time

The complete skeleton of the Pingtan gray whale was shown for the first time at a ceremony held in Xiamen on 17th November   A ceremony was held at the Third Institute of Oceanography, State Oceanic Administration in Xiamen on 17th November to mark the start of transforming the Pingtan gray whale into a skin and skeleton specimen. The complete skeleton of the giant gray whale was shown for the first time at the ceremony, reports Xiamen Economic Daily.   According to earlier reports, the gray whale strayed into fishing nets and was found

Skeleton and skin of deceased Pingtan gray whale arrive in Xiamen

A researcher is measuring the giant bone dissected from the gray whale     The skeleton and skin of the deceased Pingtan gray whale arrived in Xiamen on 12th November after a week’s preliminary processing work at a refrigeration plant in Pingtan, reports Strait Herald.   "The skeleton and skin of the gray whale has already been separated. Its skeleton has been dried in the open air and its skin, after being divided into two parts, is immersed in industrial salt water" said Tong Shenhan, Deputy Director of the Xiamen Biological Products Research

Pingtan gray whale specimen may not settle in Xiamen

Giant bone dissected from the gray whale   The specimen processing of the gray whale that was found dead in the sea off Baiqing Town in Pingtan County, Fujian Province on 5th November has been carried out orderly, yet the gray whale specimen may not settle in Xiamen as Pingtan also wants to keep the specimen, reports Southeast Post. Relevant leader of the Pingtan Management Committee says the gray whale specimen must be stored at Pingtan. The Oceans and Fisheries Bureau of Pingtan has already applied to the Fujian Provincial Department of Ocean and Fisheries to keep

Gray whale's body to be made into skin & skeleton specimen in Xiamen

Workers lift the gray whale onto a tow truck    The gray whale that was found dead in the sea off Baiqing Town in Pingtan County, Fujian Province on 5th November will be delivered to Xiamen on 10th November and made into a skin and skeleton specimen in Xiamen, reports Strait Herald. It took more than three hours just to lift the giant gray whale onto a tow truck and it took the help of a crane, a forklift and more than thirty people. The giant whale was finally placed on the tow truck at around 1 pm. Due to the rain and poor conditions on the road, it took another three hours for the

Pingtan gray whale to be delivered to Xiamen and used for study

Experts are conducting anti-rot treatment on the gray whale     The gray whale that was found dead in the sea off Baiqing Town in Pingtan County, Fujian Province on 5th November will be removed and dissected at a nearby idle factory. Its skeleton, skin, internal organs and other parts will be delivered to Xiamen for permanent preservation to be used for study and the whole process is expected to be finished around Spring Festival, reports Strait Herald.   “It’s definitely a gray whale,” says Professor Zhu Qian, a researcher at

Xiamen experts may preserve gray whale found dead in Pingtan

The 13.9-metre-long gray whale that was found dead in the sea off Baiqing Town in Pingtan County, Fujian Province may be turned into specimen   According to news revealed on the internet, the 13.9-metre-long gray whale that strayed into fishing nets and was found dead in the sea off Baiqing Town in Pingtan County, Fujian Province on 5th November, may be turned into a specimen for permanent preservation and scientific research, reports Xiamen Evening News.   Professor Zhu Qian, a researcher at the center for studies of rare flora and fauna of the sea of the Third
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