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Mid-Conference Tour #1 - Tour of the SA Museum Cetacean and Skeleton Preparation Facility

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Working with the skeleton of an animal that is 20m long isn't easy. The SA Museum has the largest collection of cetaceans in Australia, most of which is stored at a facility at Bolivar just to the north of Adelaide. This facility is purpose-built for large skeleton preparation, and is one of the best equipped facilities for this work in the world. The Bolivar facility includes a five tonne overhead gantry crane for moving specimens as well as six stainless steel heated macerating vats. Outside there is a 35,000 litre concrete tank big enough to hold skeletons of large whales. Up to 40 marine mammals and many other vertebrate skeletons are processed for the Museum each year.

Details: Wednesday 20th September 1:00 PM (4 hours)

Maximum capacity: 40 people 

Cost: $50

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