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Still a few steps before whale skeleton goes on display at Deep Bay

Vancouver Island University’s goal of raising a 20-tonne grey whale, or at least its skeleton, is well on its way. The plan is to hang the skeleton in the atrium of the Deep Bay Marine Field Station.

Manager Brian Kingzett says they dug up the bones from a Sooke beach about a month and a half ago. He says almost all of the 145 bones have been sponsored, but there’s about 10 still requiring sponsorship, which will help pay for the project.

Kingzett says some of the bones are now on display but they all need to be degreased to make sure they don’t smell.

He says once that complete, they’ll be asking for volunteers to help repair and whiten the bones, and assemble the massive skeleton so it can be put on display. You can find out more online.

(photo: VIU)

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