Work Begins to Recover Maine Whale Bones

Work Begins to Recover Maine Whale Bones
Finback Whale Skeleton, Wikimedia Commons/Stralsund Meeres Museum

A group of volunteers will gather at Mowry Beach in Lubec, Maine, during low tide Sunday, September 21, 2014, to begin the process of digging up and recovering the bones of a stranded whale was buried at the site 20 years ago, according to an article in the Bangor Daily News.

The 54-foot finback whale, properly known as a fin whale, was stranded on the beach in 1994. A backhoe was used to dig a trench and bury the carcass.

Read about volunteers recovering a whale skeleton in Maine.

For more information go to the Facebook page Event: Whale Skeleton Preliminary Dig