Sperm whale update, and new exhibit

It turns out that we recovered more of the sperm whale skull than I thought. The two large, flat bones to the left of the scale bar are the back ends of the dentaries (lower jaws), but almost everything visible above and to the right of the scale bar are the maxillae (upper jaws). The arrow is pointing to a tooth socket. There is also an upper tooth visible on the extreme right.

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On another note, we have plans to open a Carmel Church exhibit in the new Caroline County Visitors’ Center, which is located just a few miles from the site:

Over the last several months I’ve been working with the county’s Office of Economic Development and Tourism on an exhibit proposal, which was presented to the County Board of Supervisors last week. You can read Caroline County’s press release here, and you can also view a Quicktime version of my presentation to the board.

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2 Responses to Sperm whale update, and new exhibit

  1. Doug says:

    Cool. I wish i could see your presentation but quicktime has been busted on my computer for quite some time and whenever I send an email to Apple I get no response. But the Carmel Church exhibit at the visitor center sounds great.

  2. Don says:

    Thats awesome that its coming along so well. Part of why I love this stuff is you never know just exactly what you have until its all prepped out. Kind of like opening a present for months at a time.

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