This 19.5-inch long dolphin skull is engraved with a sailing ship.
Whalers who had plenty of idle time at sea on voyages that sometimes lasted for years, developed scrimshaw—the art of engraving and pigmenting images on the teeth, tusks and bones of marine animals including whales, walruses and dolphins. 
Read the full story here and see scrimshaw at the Whales: Giants of the Deep exhibition.  

This 19.5-inch long dolphin skull is engraved with a sailing ship.

Whalers who had plenty of idle time at sea on voyages that sometimes lasted for years, developed scrimshaw—the art of engraving and pigmenting images on the teeth, tusks and bones of marine animals including whales, walruses and dolphins. 

Read the full story here and see scrimshaw at the Whales: Giants of the Deep exhibition.  

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