Last updated: April 14, 2015
Whale Articulation Specialist, Dan DenDanto, traveled to Glacier Bay National Park for a site visit in mid-April. The purpose of his visit was to connect with Park staff and engineers regarding installation and specifics for the building site. Construction for the whale shelter now underway in Bartlett Cove.
During Dan's visit, he presented two programs to park staff and the local community. Everyone was amazed by the amount of work he and his crew spent preparing Whale 68's skeleton for display. For example, one fabricated vertebra took over 40 hours to complete! Dan's knowledge, energy, creativity and enthusiasm are unparalled! We feel very fortunate to be working with such a talented professional.
Dan also led a molding and casting workshop for the Whale Education Team. In a two-day workshop, staff learned how to make molds and cast bones. They created molds and casts for an entire killer whale flipper that will be used for educational programs.