Davor, the Sperm Whale

Subangan Davao Oriental Provincial Museum   © Jojie Alcantara

Me in Subangan Davao Oriental Provincial Museum

Davor, the Sperm Whale

Truly an animal of extremes, this cetacean has the largest brain and the longest intestine on the planet. DAVOR, the sperm whale that first beached on the shores of Gov. Generoso on June 2010 was approximately 53 feet in length, the 7th in terms of size in the World List (the largest on record is 59 feet and died in 1937). This gentle giant’s remains which took years to assemble and transport, finally found a resting place in a new state of the art museum built by Davao Oriental Provincial Governor Cora Malanyaon (who also coined its name).

Subangan Davao Oriental Provincial Museum   © Jojie Alcantara

Me in Subangan Davao Oriental Provincial Museum

Serving as a memorial and a symbol of the rich biodiversity of our seas, DAVOR’s immense skeletal display (almost complete except for the teeth, one fin and an eardrum) will be open to the public on January 8, 2014 in Subangan Davao Oriental Provincial Museum, Mati City.

Subangan Davao Oriental Provincial Museum   © Jojie Alcantara

Me and Davor in Subangan Davao Oriental Provincial Museum

I am just very happy to be invited to shoot the museum first before its grand opening this week.

Photos of me shooting were taken by best friend Sesil.  Please view my own photos in my other blog Subangan Davao Oriental Provincial Museum

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