THE SPERM WHALE ENGINEERING MANUAL ~ Vol. 2
or
BUILDING A BIG WHALE SKELETON ~ INCLUDES GRAY WHALE ENGINEERING TOO
It's not like everyone is going to run out and collect a Sperm
Whale, but if you were going to, or if you have a large whale to
articulate, this is a manual that documents the engineering used
to assemble such a big animal. It is based on the engineering
done to assemble and suspend a 41-foot Sperm Whale in the
Homer High School (Homer, Alaska) as a collaborative project
between the
Pratt Museum and the Homer High. Included are
student illustrations of the bones and copies of the finest
illustrations of sperm whale bones ever done.
(94 pages)

$34
(plus shipping)

(Manuals are 8.5 X 11 inches, soft bound with spiral binding.)
Twelve devoted volunteers butchered the
whale in 24 hours.
Removing the lower jaw of the sperm whale.
Taking the whale out for some fresh air
This was a museum/high school collaborative project.
the students did the articulation work under museum
supervision.

photo by  John Siegler
The finished sperm whale skeleton in the
Homer High School.
Stacy Studebaker, of Kodiak Island, Alaska, found the whale and organized local volunteers
to help bury, excavate, clean, repair, articulate, move and suspend the skeleton. This was a
37-foot grey whale I articulated in 2007, with local Kodiak assistance.

A link to the gray whale project
THE HOMER, ALASKA, PRATT MUSEUM/HOMER HIGH SCHOOL SPERM WHALE PROJECT
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The Sperm Whale Engineering Manual
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STACY AND HER WHALE
This book was last revised in 2012
It has been expanded to include details on the articulation of
two more recent gray whale skeletons.
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