Published: December 5, 2018

Inside the Whale Warehouse

Emily Graslie, Chief Curiosity Correspondent, Brain Scoop


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.