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Blue Whale Skeleton to Be Preserved in Húsavík

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Blue Whale Skeleton to Be Preserved in Húsavík

The Húsavík Whale Museum.

The Húsavík Whale Museum. Photo: Páll Stefánsson.

The skeleton of a blue whale which beached in Iceland in 2010 will be preserved in Húsavík, Northeast Iceland, as Prime Minister of Iceland Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson announced at a Progressive Party convention in Hallormsstaður, East Iceland, last weekend.

The Húsavík Whale Museum, which last week received a certification for 2014 from the state-run Museum Council, will display the whale skeleton. However, a new building must be made to facilitate the skeleton—blue whales are the largest animals on earth, 640.is reports.

However, once a Natural History Museum will be established in Reykjavík—possibly inside landmark building Perlan—the skeleton will be relocated and put on permanent display there. The Húsavík Whale Museum will then be given a cast of the skeleton, ruv.is pointed out.

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