In January, 2022, on a remote beach in Sinaloa, Mexico, artisanal fishers found a live-stranded 31’ neonate blue whale. It died on the beach.
Keith Rittmaster of the Bonehenge Whale Center and the NC Maritime Museum was asked to lead a collaborative and diverse team in recovering the skeletal remains for study and possible display, which he gladly did.
“In the face of many logistical challenges, I felt privileged to work with such a bright, dedicated, talented, and hardworking team,” said Rittmaster of his experience in Sinaloa. “They made me feel appreciated.”