Dead minke whale (Balaenoptera acutorostrata) washed up on a beach, Isla San Jose, the Baja Peninsula and the Sea of Cortez, Mexico.
I had stopped for a rest along this stretch of coastline and came across this mummified carcase of a dead minke whale. I removed a small section of its baleen plates, which I was later able to use in my school presentations to show the children exactly what baleen plates look like and how they work. I also found a lot of nautilus shells washed up on that stretch of coastline and miraculously managed to transport the incredibly fragile wafer-thin shells back to England. They are some of the most exquisitely beautiful objects that I have ever collected.
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- Duncan Murrell
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- Kayaking the Sea of Cortez, Mexico