Tuesday, December 1, 2009

fred the fin whale

While I was visiting Mess in CA, she had a meeting at the San Diego Natural History Museum with some super cool dude, who's name, I just cannot remember.  Her meeting was regarding her project of describing a fossil that has been on display, but undescribed and unclassified for some time.  It is thought to be a different species (although, extinct) of Balaenoptera, or Fin Whale.

While its no dinosaur, Mess is very excited about her project and took me to see the specimen.  We promptly dubbed it Fred the Fin Whale (unless it turns out to be female, in which case it will be Frederica).  

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