The Heart of the Sea

The Heart of the Sea

315 Front Street, Beaufort, NC | (252) 728-7317

February 14, 2017 | 7:00 pm-9:00 pm

February 14, 2017
7 pm

Come for a Valentine’s Day presentation about our beloved whale Echo (the 33.5-foot long sperm whale skeleton at the Museum) and his heart. Learn about putting together his skeleton and preserving his heart.  This presentation covers the story of Bonehenge, a massive volunteer effort that culminated with the skeletal display of a sperm whale and its heart.  When the adolescent male whale came ashore at Cape Lookout in 2004, his bones and heart were preserved for study and display. During the process, his heart was sent to the University of Tennessee for plastination. You will have the opportunity to touch and photograph the heart. Free Admission. No advance registration required. Walk-ins welcome. North Carolina Maritime Museum, 315 Front Street, Beaufort, NC  28516.