Phoenix

Image Credit: Chip Clark, Smithsonian Institution
March 31, 2010
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Image Credit: Chip Clark, Smithsonian Institution

A full-scale model of a North Atlantic right whale has become the iconic image of the new Sant Ocean Hall at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History. Measuring in at 45 feet and 2,300 pounds, the model is not only impressive in size, but in scientific accuracy as an exact replica of Phoenix, an actual whale that exists in the wild today.