Saturday 14 December 2019

Museum's giant blue whale dusted

Brittany Janaszak vacuums the dust off a life-size model of a blue whale at the American Museum of Natural History in New York (AP)
Brittany Janaszak vacuums the dust off a life-size model of a blue whale at the American Museum of Natural History in New York (AP)

The American Museum of Natural History's popular blue whale is getting its annual dusting.

Workers at the Manhattan museum carefully vacuumed and dusted the iconic replica as onlookers watched.

The 94ft-long, 21,000-pound model, which hangs in the Milstein Hall of Ocean Life, is based on a life-sized blue whale. It was first installed in 1969.

A museum spokesman said the dusting is needed to bring out the whale's details.

The cleaning will take several days.

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