Fulmars feeding upon cracass

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Fulmars feeding upon carcass
Lantern slide made of glass with metal frame

Donated by Mr Robert Ferguson, 1975
Museum number 1975-2-4-59

This lantern slide was probably taken from the deck of a Dundee whaling ship. It shows a group of fulmars feeding on a carcass. The carcass could be nearly any marine animal but is likely to be some sepecies of whale, for once the whaling men had stripped the blubber and baleen, they discarded the remnant, known as the 'kreng.' In this picture there are four distinct groups of birds plus some isolated specimens floating in the sea.

Fulmars feeding upon cracass
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