This July, we spent 2 amazing weeks in California, working for the Noyo Center for Marine Science to run an articulation workshop with fellow skeleton articulator, Lee Post (the boneman), and with the community of Fort Bragg. We worked with five student interns and many wonderful, talented people from the community to build two stunning sea lion skeletons (photos to come.)
We mounted a male California sea lion roaring on all fours as though defending his territory. A female Steller's sea lion was captured in mid-turn as she gracefully swam through the sea. This was a real team collaboration. And it was so much fun!
Much enthusiasm was generated for the Noyo Center's innitiatives including their ambitious project to mount a 72' blue whale skeleton. We are looking forward to working with them on this, hopefully beginning next year. For more information about the Noyo Center and about this project, see the Noyo Center website.