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Whale to live on in museum

FISHERY experts will start to dissect the remains of a stranded whale this afternoon.

Shanghai Ocean University plans to use the skin and bones to make two specimens for display within the next 18 months.

The 10-ton Bryde's whale was found stranded on the east coast of Shanghai's Henghsha Island last Thursday afternoon and died the following day.

"Its skin and skeleton are almost intact," said Weng Zhiyi, a professor responsible for the specimen of the protected species.

Bad weather hampered efforts to rescue the carcass, which was retrieved yesterday and taken to the university this afternoon.


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