Ireland’s largest emigrant takes centre stage
Photo: Natural History Museum London by Denis Bourez (France) via WikiCommons Media – our thanks and appreciation.
London’s Natural History Museum announced recently that the skeleton of a blue whale will become their central exhibit in the Museum’s Hintze Hall from summer 2017. The whale was found injured in Wexford Harbour in 1891 and sold to the museum by William Armstrong. An example of the largest creature on Earth, she was 82ft long and weighed about 160 tonnes.
She replaces Dippy the diplodocus dinosaur – any suggestions for a name for the Irish blue whale?