The massive heart of a whale that washed ashore in Rocky Harbour three years ago is now on display at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto.
In 2014 two blue whales became beached on the west coast, one in Trout River and one in Rocky Harbour.
Scientists with the Royal Ontario Museum began taking them apart in the name of science. The bones of the whale in Trout River were packed into a container and shipped to Ontario, while the heart of the whale in Rocky Harbour was sent to Germany to be preserved.
The heart has since made it’s way to the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. The heart weighs around 450 pounds and is now on display as part of their exhibit: Out of the Depths: The Blue Whale Story.
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