New gray whale exhibit at the UGA Aquarium

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAVisitors to the UGA Aquarium will experience a new exhibit focusing on extinct Atlantic gray whales. This exhibit is the product of a collaboration among among the aquarium, Scott Noakes of the UGA Center for Applied Isotope Studies, Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary, Emory University, the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History and the Scientific Illustration group at UGA’s Lamar Dodd School of Art and Design. The exhibit features information about the fossilized remains of extinct Atlantic gray whales that were discovered off the Georgia coast as well as a painted cast of one of the fossils (mandible, or lower jaw bone).

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