BHI Catalog:  Mammals:  Whales:  cf. Balaenoptera sp. Baleen Whale - BALA - Original Fossil

  cf. Balaenoptera sp. Baleen Whale - BALA - Original Fossil  (BHI #126970)
cf. Balaenoptera sp. Baleen Whale - BALA - Original Fossil 
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BALA is a fossil whale from the ancient Pacific Ocean. It is a baleen whale, which means it filtered krill and other plankton through strainer-like structures, called baleen, that hung like curtains, from its upper jaws.

BALA is an articulated skeleton which was collected in many large blocks. It is not completely prepared, but it appears to be an essentially complete skeleton. It will be approximately 27 feet (8.3 meters) long when fully prepared.

BALA will make a huge impression on your visitors!

Found and excavated from the Atacama Desert in Peru in 1990, the original specimen was collected by BHI staff under permits issued by the Peruvian government.

Because BALA is an articulated skeleton, it will be prepared in situ. The preservation is such that very little restoration will be required. One side of the lower jaws may be moved slightly during the preparation process.

 

Here at BHI, we are well known for our excellent preparation skills. Due to the dilgent care taken by our skilled preparators, we often uncover interesting or scientifically important discoveries that might be lost with less knowledgeable, and careful preparation. BALA will be completed and ready to exhibit within approximately one year of purchase. It will ship in several sections to limit shipping costs and make on site assembly easy.

 

Please contact us with any questions you may have about this excellent specimen!

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Age    Miocene (approx. 10MYA)
Locality    Pisco Formation, Departamento Arequipa, Peru
Size    ~ 27' (8.3 m) when fully prepared

Price:  Contact Us for Price
 

Please contact us for an estimate on a delivery date. We do not keep this item stocked - it is created when an order has been placed. Delivery may be contingent upon BHI's or a BHI affiliate's production schedule.

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