Ink scrimshaw on dolphin skull

Ink scrimshaw on dolphin skull

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Credit: NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM, LONDON/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Skull of a rough-toothed dolphin (Steno bredanensis), believed to date to 1850, it has been decorated with ink by sailors in scrimshaw.

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