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Stellers Sea Cow - Skeleton

Stellers Sea Cow - Skeleton
FunkyGibbon, 18 Mar 2015
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    • FunkyGibbon
      From the excellent Museum of Natural History in Helsinki. The small skeleton in the background is a Baltic Ringed Seal, which gives some idea of scale.
    • TheMightyOrca
      Man, I bet these things were an impressive sight.
    • UngulateNerd92
      These are impressive specimens, especially the Stellers sea cow (Hydrodamalis gigas), I believe that they also have a Stellers sea cow skeleton at the San Diego Museum of Natural History as well
    • Tim May
    • FunkyGibbon
      What a great example of how weird and fascinating a place the internet is!
      According to this link, Steller's Seacow in Museums - Searchable Pages , this individual is a juvenile with 2 metres of growth still to put on! It is also one of the only specimens we have that died of natural causes before the species was described by western naturalists.
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