Fin whale, Balaenoptera physalus (Linnaeus, 1785) stranded to the Yumurtalık beach in Adana in March 2000.

After the inspection and measurement studies, the whale pulled to the coast and carried to the truck for transferring it to Istanbul.

The whale was brought to do Beykoz-Riva coast in Istanbul and morphological measurements are taken before the autopsy.

After the measurement studies, tissue samples were taken by the experts from TUDAV.

The whale was carried to the Beykoz-Riva coast

After 14 months, the skeleton of whale is taken out by the volunteers of TUDAV in 19 March 2001.

After taking the sand out from the skeleton, rough cleaning of the skeleton done from where it stands.

Before taking out the vertebrate and the big bones, inspections thus numbering was done in place

After the numaration is done for the whole part of skeleton, skeleton was taken out.

Joining the skeleton

Working on the Skull

Group member who remade the whale skeleton after an eight months of work

We presented the skeleton since 2002 A female juvenile Fin whale, Balaenoptera physalus (Linnaeus, 1785) stranded to the Yumurtalık beach in Adana in 4 March 2000. Its length was 1025 cm and weighted 3260 kg. It is assumed that it might was died from starvation as she was too light. Normally, juvenile Fin Whales in this length, is weighted 4.5-5 ton. According to the autopsy, Crassicauda sp. parasites were found near her liver. This infection might also affect her death.