Digging up a Dolphin Skeleton
This week in Machias has been pretty cool! During my lab for Marine Mammals and Pelagic birds, our class got to dig up a dolphin skeleton that was brought to UMM last year to decompose. After a lot of careful digging, we found the large skeleton still intact! The teeth were even still in the skull! There was also some blubber still left on the tail. It was really exciting to be able to see all of the bones and actually dig them up! Since the class size is small, everyone got to do their part. Each person got an area of the skeleton to dig up, and afterwards, while some tried to identify all the bones, others made labels to put on the bones!
Last week, I became an official pledge of the sorority Epsilon Sigma Alpha. I love the other 3 girls that I'm pledging with and I can't wait to get to know them even better.
Yesterday, I went to the soccer field to watch both the boys and girls soccer teams to both defeat Vermont Tech. So far the boys team remains undefeated in their conference! Even though it was a little rainy off and on, a ton of Clipper fans came out to support them.
This picture is of the dolphin skull that we dug up! Some of the teeth had fallen out, but most of them remain intact! It is so much different from a human skull!
- Lisa Mogilka '15