3D Cetacean Scanning

3D scans of ten Cetacean skulls collected between 1873 and 2007.

The dataset contains both baleen and toothed whales including Physeter macrocephalus (a sperm whale) the largest of the toothed whales and the largest toothed predator on Earth.

Scanning was done by Kate Burton using a Creaform Go!Scan 50 structured light scanner and the scans were processed using Geomagic Wrap software. Specimen and context data was provided by Richard Sabin. For access to high resolution scans of these specimens please contact Richard Sabin.

Data and Resources

Cite this as

Richard Sabin, Kate Burton, Natalie Cooper, Anjali Goswami (2018). Dataset: 3D Cetacean Scanning. Natural History Museum Data Portal (data.nhm.ac.uk). https://doi.org/10.5519/0020467

Retrieved: 21:28 06 Aug 2020 (GMT)

Additional Info

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Author(s) Richard Sabin, Kate Burton, Natalie Cooper, Anjali Goswami
Affiliation Natural History Museum
Contributors Richard Sabin Kate Burton Natalie Cooper Anjali Goswami
Temporal extent 1873 - 2007
Last updated June 5, 2018
Last resource update June 5, 2018 (Cuvier's beaked whale cranium)
Created June 5, 2018
License Creative Commons Non-Commercial (Any)