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The Heart of the Sea

February 14, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Come for a Valentine’s Day presentation about our beloved whale “Echo” (the Museum’s 33.5-foot long sperm whale skeleton) and his heart. Learn about putting together his skeleton and preserving his heart. This presentation covers the story of Bonehenge, a massive volunteer effort that culminated with the skeletal display of a sperm whale and its heart. When the adolescent male whale came ashore at Cape Lookout in 2004, his bones and heart were preserved for study and display. During the process, his heart was sent to the University of Tennessee for plastination. You will have the opportunity to touch and photograph the heart. Free Admission. No advance registration required. Walk-ins welcome. 252.728.7317. North Carolina Maritime Museum, 315 Front Street, Beaufort. www.ncmaritimemuseums.com.


February 14, 2016
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm