Acadia Senior College


Dan Dendanto: Whales and Nails, Food for Thought

January 26, 2018

Lunch 11:30; Lecture noon-1:00

Birch Bay Village Inn, Hulls Cove

Dan Dendanto is the creator of Whales and Nails.  He has been cleaning, articulating and restoring whale skeletons professionally since 1993.  He strives to create dynamic exhibits which convey more about the animals’ lives than their deaths.  Dan’s knowledge of whale anatomy and extensive experience in the field contribute to his extraordinary ability to accurately display the remains of these magnificent creatures.

Dan is Director of the Fin Whale Catalog and a Senior Scientist at Allied Whale, and a Research Associate at College of the Atlantic, Bar Harbor. The research Dan has been involved in includes the genetics, life history, population, phylogenetics and culture of whales in the North Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. 

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Dan Dendanto: Whales and Nails, Food for Thought