More skeleton exhumation
With the help of an awesome group of volunteers from our community, we had a fabulous day of exhuming bones early in July. It was a wet day full of smiles and great questions. We unearthed the fascinating skeleton of a really old female killer whale, T171, who had died up near Prince Rupert in 2013. Her bones showed a very advanced case of spondylitis, which we now believe must have contributed to her death. We also dug up a humpback skeleton and one american alligator. Thanks so much for all the help - especially the kids who enthusiastically took on some of the tougher to recover bits and pieces!