Marine Mammals

A Walk among Big Skeletons

Over the years, the bones of marine mammals have been gathered together to be exhibited at the museum. Skeletons of dolphins, porpoises, orcas, beaked whales, sperm whales, elephant seals and sea lions; even four whale skeletons, some over 15 metres long, take up several rooms in the Sea Museum.

The collection includes the fetus of a dolphin and the fetus of a pygmy sperm whale. There are several franciscana dolphin skeletons; this dolphin is found locally, but it is one of the rarest dolphins in the world.

THERE WAS ONLY ONE GIANT WHALE SKELETON THAT WE WERE BARELY ABLE TO FIT IN…  NOW THERE ARE FOUR

There are several embalmed sea lions similar to those living on the coast of Uruguay, where 90% of the world’s population of South American sea lions is to be found.

Do you know the difference between a seal and a sea lion?

Do you know how to tell the skeleton of a dolphin from the skeleton of a shark?