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Nature Live launches with Thames whale

05 October 2006

Nature Live, a free daily programme of talks with scientists, returns to the Natural History Museum on Friday 6 October.

In its new venue of the Marine Invertebrates gallery , members of the public can join experts in topical discussions about all aspects of science and the natural world.

Join our Museum scientists to discuss the issues in Nature Live.

Join our Museum scientists to discuss the issues in Nature Live.

Friday begins with a discussion with Richard Sabin, Museum marine mammal expert, about the northern bottlenose whale that stranded in the River Thames Januray 2006.

Richard and his colleagues have been preserving the remains so the skeleton can join the Museum research collections. This means it can be accessed by researchers all over the world but is not on public display.

Visit , or tune in online to Wonders of the collections: The Thames Whale on Friday 6 October at 14.30 or on 7 October 12.00 and 14.30.

Other planned Nature Live discussions include how 'Archie' the giant squid made it into the collections we look after and the history of humans in Britain with Chris Stringer.

Nature Live events take place daily at 14.30 and at 12.00 and 14.30 during weekends and school holidays in the Marine Invertebrates gallery. Some events can be viewed live online.