This fall we were asked by the Beaty Museum to come back and have a close look at the massive blue whale skeleton we had prepared, articulated and installed five years ago (see our blue whale page for more about that project.) Along with Jesse, our handiest friend around who also shares no fear of heights, we had the honour of being back in close contact with big blue for a week. Aside from a thin layer of dust that we brushed and vacuumed off her bones, we found relatively little wear to touch up. There were a few hairline cracks, which we believe resulted from heating and cooling in the all-glass atrium. All in all, we were extremely pleased with how this amazing specimen has aged. Many other shared our excitement to have another close look at the skeleton, check out this article by Brian Hutchinson.