A 52-foot-long Right Whale (Eubalaena glacialis) named ‘Stumpy’ and her fully-developed fetus were cleaned, articulated, and installed in the Nature Research Center, a wing of the North Carolina Museum of Natural Science in Raleigh, North Carolina. ‘Stumpy’ and her near term fetus were killed by a collision with a ship. The fetus was nearly 17 feet in length. The skeleton is central to large exhibit focusing on how scientist study right whales.

New Bedford's Mother & Fetus


A 49-foot-long, female Right whale with her fetus (Eubalaena glacialis), killed in a collision with a ship, was hung overhead in the New Bedford Whaling Museum. The 12 ft. long fetus was estimated at 10 months gestation; many of it’s bones were only partially ossified. The fetus skeleton was articulated and mounted with its mother to create a emotionally provocative display.