Thursday, July 9, 2009

Marine Hall

The Port Elizabeth Museum at Bayworld has a number of excellent exhibits covering a wide field of subjects and events. One of the main attractions can be found in the Marine Hall and is the 15m skeleton of the last Southern right whale harpooned in Algoa Bay. Now I know somebody is likely to ask when this happened and before they do I have to say I don't know. I have been searching the Internet and can't find a specific date. I will probably have to head down to Bayworld again to see if I can find out. It will teach me to just take a pic of any info I see for later reference.


  1. This whale skeleton is my very first museum memory--I went with my pre-primary school at age 4 in 1974 and was completely amazed by the size of it! I was so pleased to find it in its place when we visited the Museum at Bayworld 2 years ago this week!!

  2. I am so pleased that this is still in the museum after all these years! I wonder if the Batysphere is still there in the corner? That used to be my favourite...

  3. I'm not sure what a Batysphere is, but if you mean the submarine thing you could go in and see deep sea fish, unfortunately not. Although I also always wanted to go in it.