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Glass Negative - by George Rayner, South Georgia, Apr 1928 Image Reg. No: ST 037242

Photograph taken during a series of scientific expeditions undertaken in the waters off Antarctica, during the late 1920s and 1930s. Probably taken by George W. Rayner, who was employed as a biologist on the expeditions.
Description Of Content:
A carcass of a blue whale foetus, measuring 7.46 metres long, lying on the beach in front of a whaling station. Taken 5 April 1928, possibly on South Georgia.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs E. Rayner, 1984
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 8 cm (Height), 10.7 cm (Width)

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Tagged with: antarctic exploration, antarctic research, antarctica, expeditions, natural environments, whales
Themes this item is part of: Antarctica Collection, Images & Image Making Collection, Science & Measurement Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection
Primary Classification: MANUFACTURING & INDUSTRY
Secondary Classification: Fishing, Sealing & Whaling
Tertiary Classification: processing
Inscriptions: Envelope inscribed: 'BLUE FOETUS 7.46.M. 5.IV.28'
Format: Glass Negative: Black & White
Place & Date Depicted: Mr George Rayner, South Georgia, Antarctica, 05 Apr 1928

Biologist with the SS Discovery on investigations in the waters of the Falkland Islands Dependencies. Research included hydrographic surveying and whale marking.
Creator: George Rayner, 05 Apr 1928

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