NY3956 : Drigg the Whale, Tullie House, Carlisle

taken 10 months ago, near to Carlisle, Cumbria, Great Britain

Drigg the Whale, Tullie House, Carlisle
Drigg the Whale, Tullie House, Carlisle
This detail of the whale skeleton LinkExternal link in Tullie House shows three vertebrae and the tiny remnants of the whale's pelvis. Whales are descendants of land animals which moved to the sea about 49 million years ago. They lost their hind legs around 34 million years ago (the front legs having turned into flippers), and the pelvis has since become reduced to two tiny bones by the side of the backbone.
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Date Taken
Monday, 6 August, 2018   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 14 May, 2019
Geographical Context
Educational sites  Wild Animals, Plants and Mushrooms 
Primary Subject of Photo
Museum 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 3977 5607 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:53.7429N 2:56.4382W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 3976 5606
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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