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  • Writer's pictureThe Beagle

Theft Of Sperm Whale Skull in Eden

The Eden Killer Whale Museum is very distressed to learn this morning that some unknown individuals have seen fit to remove (without permission) the sperm whale skull, part of the museum’s collection, that has been stored on Neil “Biggs” Rankin’ block on the Eden Lookout. Given the size and weight of the skull, it would have required large machinery (including a crane and a flat bed truck) to undertake the move. Located as the block is on the corner of Imlay and By Streets just above the wharf area on the Eden Lookout, it is unlikely that it could have happened secretly, so we’re hoping that someone saw something and will come forward to provide information to help us get it back. The Eden Killer Whale Museum is a community owned and volunteer run organisation. Biggs had allowed us to keep the skull on his block to enable the oil to continue leaching from the bone. It is illegal in NSW to possess any part of a whale without the appropriate licenses, with those found guilty of the offence potentially facing fines in excess of $80,000. Anyone with any information is asked to contact the museum on 6496 2094 or email


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