If you’re ever out in California, you can stop by the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County and check out their natural history exhibits. What you won’t see is the “Whale Warehouse,” where the oversized specimens stay for research. Southern California public radio station KPCC took a look inside the warehouse for a documentary. It’s fascinating. Also: gross. (Here’s your warning that you’re going to see a dead dolphin. It’s worth it, though.)
Check Out This Incredible Whale Skeleton Warehouse [Video]
Why keep giant marine animal skeletons stowed away? For science.