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Gray Whale

Eschrichtius robustus

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EmilyMarino
EmilyMarino 7 years ago

That's an exceptional idea Ava! Cheers to you! I would definitely find it wroth while!

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 7 years ago

Emily, I think there should be a virtual library on PN. I'll suggest it on the fb page. Then we could all list books we've liked or found helpful.

EmilyMarino
EmilyMarino 7 years ago

Ava, I bought the book! It just arrived and I love it! Thank you for the great recommendation! I can't wait to have time to actually read it!

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 7 years ago

Yes, it is the one I mentioned. i just got it a few days ago and it's lovely. thanks for the other book suggestion.

EmilyMarino
EmilyMarino 7 years ago

Thanks Ava! Was this the book you mentioned before? I am going to order it too! Amazon had a "look inside" feature and the book looked great! If you like skull books, I also highly recommend Evolution by Jean-Baptiste De Panafieu. The photographs are gorgeous and the insight into how our planet's creatures evolved is wonderful!

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 7 years ago

Emily, I just got a book called SKULLS: An Exploration of Alan Dudley's Curious Collection by Simon Winchester about a huge collection of animal skulls a private collector has amassed in England. It has some information, but is mostly amazing pictures of every aspect of many of the skulls in the collection.

ArvinMemaphu
ArvinMemaphu 8 years ago

wow!

EmilyMarino
EmilyMarino 8 years ago

I just Found the actual skeleton on the map! I am going to move my coordinates there so you can find it easier! It is off of Kirkpatrick St. Almost at the corner of Kirkpatrick St. and Bunker Rd!

Let me know if you go check it out!

EmilyMarino
EmilyMarino 8 years ago

Hi Birdlady, I was hesitant to add comments because I don't remember the exact details unfortunately. I've only been here twice, once when I was young and once in my adult life. I was lucky I found my way back there! If you live in the area or visit the area, there is a beach, called Rodeo Beach. I believe this beach is in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. And I believe the skeleton can be seen on the way to this beach. From memory, the whale washed ashore many years ago and now rests several hundred feet from where it washed up.

The drive from San Fran, across the bridge into this area is beautiful. It is full of history as well. Lots of old WWII bunkers now full of graffiti. Still beautiful in their own way. The view of the shores and the bridge in the distance is also beautiful. From memory, the whale is near classrooms of some sort run by the park service, I believe. I'm sorry I'm not more helpful. I took these pictures 3 years ago, long before PN! :-/

birdlady6000
birdlady6000 8 years ago

Hi Emily! Could you include some comment on this wonderful spotting? Where exactly is it if I want to go and visit it? It looks like a park?

EmilyMarino
Spotted by
EmilyMarino

San Francisco, California, USA

Spotted on Apr 27, 2009
Submitted on Aug 7, 2012

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