Inside the Whale Warehouse!

Whales are fascinating! They’re also, oftentimes, absolutely gigantic– which makes storing them in a museum collection quite challenging. We had the chance to visit the Smithsonian’s “Whale Warehouse” to chat with Curator of Marine Mammals Dr. Michael McGowen, and learn more about the incredible specimens housed in this unique space.

More from the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History:
The Wonderful World of Worms:

This video is brought to you through a collaboration with the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C., and the Field Museum, in Chicago, IL.

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Producer, Writer, Creator, Host:
Emily Graslie

Producer, Camera, Director:
Sheheryar Ahsan

Producer, Editor, Graphics:
Brandon Brungard

Katie Cleary

Interview with:
Dr. Michael McGowen, Curator of Marine Mammals, NMNH

Special thanks:
Jim Wood, Ryan Lavery, Anna Torres

This episode is filmed on location at the Smithsonian’s Museum Support Center in Suitland, MD, and the Field Museum in Chicago, Illinois.

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