Whale Reassembled

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) _ The Georgia Museum of Natural History in Athens is hundreds of miles from the nearest salt water, but the skeleton of a whale is being reassembled there.

A team of students and workers at the museum is nearing the end of a project to reassemble the skeleton of a pygmy sperm whale from a boxed-up collection of loose bones. The skeleton will be displayed in the museum's Discovery Room on East Campus.

Liz McGhee is assistant museum curator. She says the pygmy sperm
whale is one of about 110 whale and dolphin skeletons in the museum's collection.

The museum's goal is to collect examples of as much of Georgia's native wildlife as possible, including those inhabiting the waters off the Atlantic coast.