Minke Whale Skeleton Exhumed
On December 23, 2018, a 20’6′” long juvenile female minke whale was reported stranded dead at Cape Lookout. A team from Cape Lookout National Seashore transported and assisted personnel from NC State, NC DMF, UNCW, and NCMM went out to necropsy the animal. The skeleton was buried for eventual rearticulation and display.
This past Saturday, February 20, 2021, a team from Cape Lookout National Seashore, NCMM and Bonehenge Whale Center, NC DMF, NC State Semester at CMAST students and UNCW went out to exhume the bones and transported them back to the Bonehenge Whale Center for rearticulation and display.
The NC State students were Jordan Reimers, Cameron Rieman, Michael Ching, Alexa Lyne, and Caroline Branan.