How to preserve a 150-year-old whale
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Pevensey giant whale to form centrepiece of Cambridge University museum

Exactly 150 years ago a huge finback whale washed up on a beach in Pevensey in East Sussex.

It went on to become the centrepiece of Cambridge University's Zoology Museum, where its skeleton has been part of the collection since 1866.

The skeleton has recently been dismantled while the museum is being redeveloped but is set to be put back in place when it reopens next year.

  • 13 Nov 2015