Whale Bones in Haversham, RI
Published on Aug 31, 2018
I discovered a whale skeleton on the beach in Haversham, RI last week. The location was approximately here https://goo.gl/maps/6ukvbupFAvr. I’m not sure what type of whale it was, but based on looking at pictures of complete whale skeletons, I am fairly sure it was indeed a whale. I estimate:
- The vertibre column was about 6″ (though unfortunately I didn’t take a picture with my hand the frame for scale)
- The spine was at least 20′ feet long (based on the 12′ or so feet that I was able to dig up)
- The scapula was about 16″ across
- The ribs were about 30″-40″ long (No pictures, doh)
The Orca Bone Atlas gives some clues about what specific bones I dug up.
I would have dug more, but I kept unearthing more disgusting bits of decomposing whale.
Please send an email to email@example.com if you have any clues about how to identify what type of whale it is.