MUN unveils blue whale skull to be installed in new core science building

August 3, 2021
Memorial University has unveiled a 6-metre blue whale skull, part of the whale skeleton that will be installed in the Blue Whale atrium of MUN’s new core science building. The skull and 356-bone skeleton will be the centerpiece of the science building. The skeleton was taken from a blue whale that washed up in Rocky Harbour in 2014 and was flown to Ontario to be naturally decomposed. Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Andrew Furey described the new building as “a cornerstone to the rest of the world to attract students and professors alike.” Costs associated with transporting, preparing, and putting up the skeleton were covered by a private donation. CBC | VOCM (NL)