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Photograph - by George Rayner, Antarctica, circa 1920s Image Reg. No: ST 041538

Summary:
Photograph taken during an expedition to Antarctica, circa 1928. Probably taken by George Rayner.
Description Of Content:
Small whale carcass 7.46 metres long, possibly a sperm whale foetus, bound by a rope lying on a ship's deck. South Georgia, 5 April 1928.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs E. Rayner, 1984
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 11.4 cm (Height), 12.2 cm (Width)

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Tagged with: antarctic exploration, antarctic research, antarctica, expeditions, whales
Themes this item is part of: Antarctica Collection, Science & Measurement Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection
Primary Classification: MANUFACTURING & INDUSTRY
Secondary Classification: Fishing, Sealing & Whaling
Tertiary Classification: processing
People Depicted: Rayner, George
Format: Photograph: Black & White
Place Depicted: Antarctica
Creator: Mr George Rayner, Antarctica, 1927-1939

Biologist with the SS Discovery on investigations in the waters of the Falkland Islands Dependencies. Research included hydrographic surveying and whale marking.

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