Thursday, May 2, 2019

No Shortage Of Salt In The Oceans

Carrying on with this visit to the Canadian Museum of Nature today. The freshwater section of the Water Gallery includes this panel on the importance of wetlands.

This panel highlights the blue whale skeleton that forms the heart of the gallery.

Here we have another look at that leatherback turtle.

More panels explore different elements of the ocean. In this case, the focus is on the squid.

Models of three ocean giants, with a human model placed beside them for scale, are found here. The whale shark, the giant squid, and the blue whale are true behemoths of the seas.

Here we have more panels.

Just how much salt is there in the world's oceans? This addresses the matter in a local manner- enough to cover over the Peace Tower if spread evenly over the surface of the planet.

The Earth has water- but water is something that's elsewhere out there in the cosmos. 

I finish off with one last view of the blue whale skeleton.


  1. The turtle is beautiful.
    I also like all the French. I still understand a bit :-)
    The skeleton sure is impressive!

  2. That skeleton is fabulous. I like the turtle too.

  3. ...the importance of wetlands have always been misunderstood!

  4. The ocean is a fasinating place. Let's keep it clean!


  5. love the turtle. can u imagine seeing one of the creatures (last shot) swimming around. so wild. huge. ( :

  6. All very educational and interesting - trouble is, though I'm a fast learner, I'm an even quicker forgetter!

  7. Hello, wonderful exhibit. I think the whale skeleton is amazing. Enjoy your day!

  8. The blue whale skeleton is amazing!

  9. Salt water isn’t a problem, but whta will happen to the sweet water when the ice of the glaciers is melting away ...?

  10. There's a completely different world under the water. Can you imagine a blue whale lumbering through the forest or across a meadow?

  11. @Italiafinlandia: definitely.

    @Iris: my reading of French is better than my speaking of it.

    @Francisco: thank you.

    @Sami: I like both.

    @Tom: quite true.

    @Janis: I agree.

    @Beth: it is big.

    @John: I tend to absorb a lot.

    @Eileen: thank you.

    @Nancy: definitely!

    @DJan: oh, yes.

    @Jan: that's true.

    @Marie: me too.

    @Red: that would be strange.

  12. I should imagine there are still many discoveries to be found under the sea, fascinating subject William ✨

  13. That skeleton is pretty amazing.

  14. Wonderful photos of the 'importance of our wetlands.

    Happy Day to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  15. Wow - that blue whale is huge.

  16. Isn't the blue whale the biggest of all? Very impressive!

  17. What a great display, very educational.

  18. Very informative and impressive. I love the turtles.

  19. @Grace: I thought so!

    @Sharon: it certainly is.

    @Carol: definitely.

    @Lady Fi: it is!

    @Marleen: the biggest animal on earth.

    @Jenny: I think so!

    @Bill: so do I.

  20. So interesting and informative, to use one of my grandsons phrases - the blue whale skeleton is awesome !

    All the best Jan

  21. The sea turtle looks like he is made of gold!

  22. Local wetlands will be very wet right now. I hope that summer is kind to them.

  23. Man is such a small mammal yet has such big impact on this earth.

  24. the whole salt-water-fresh-water thing always baffles me! How that works! What an interesting display.

  25. I think I need this museum just so I can learn to understand how we can have both salt and fresh water -- not always even far apart!

  26. @Jan: definitely.

    @Sandi: it does.

    @Anvilcloud: we shall see.

    @Kay: that's true.

    @Jeanie: it is well explained here.

  27. I like the model of sea giants and human being.