Bottlenose dolphin rearticulation

Bottlenose Dolphin skeleton “Josie”

On December 22, 2009, and adult female bottlenose dolphin stranded on Ocracoke, NC.  Staff, students and volunteers from the NC Maritime Museum, NCSU Center for Marine Sciences and Technology, Carteret Community College, Duke Marine Lab, NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores, East Carteret High School, and the NOAA Beaufort Lab were involved in the stranding response, necropsy, bone preparation, and skeletal rearticulation.  Named “Josie”, the skeleton was installed in the lobby of NCSU CMAST in May, 2016.

bottlenose dolphin, whale skeleton