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!