Demystifying the whale specimen of the aquarium: buried ground rot for 2 years, digging bones and assembly
“Dear Mr.: In my life, I had a premeditated thing: a dragon teeth, which was pulled out from the mouth of a dragon with a big mouth that was derived from northeast China. The finger was dragging the dragon teeth hard out, and the 5 -year -old sister Qiong was looking for me. We were not afraid of the guards of the aquarium (they had escaped), and we were worried that the Japanese soldiers came first. “Thirteen years ago, Qingdao Morning Post received such a letter from the United Kingdom, and then opened the way home of” Longya “. Today, this “Dragon Teeth” is placed in a walnut wood show cabinet in Qingdao Aquarium, that is, the Qingdao Maritime Museum. There are also ballad whale specimens stranded in Tangdao Bay in 1978 and mysterious guest unicorn specimens from the Arctic. These treasures It is the treasure of the earliest seafood museum in Asia. The reporter came to this museum with more than 20,000 collections to find the stories behind those exhibits.
More than 20,000 specimens attract eighty tourists
The reporter learned that at the beginning of the opening and opening up of the aquarium, there were 18 glass fish ponds, two open -air pools in the courtyard, 30 specimens and 9 corals. After more than 80 years of development, there are more than 20,000 marine biological specimens in the museum. The number of collections ranks first in similar science venues in the country.
The reporter followed tourists from home and abroad to enter the Qingdao Aquarium. Fishes in various poses in the ponds, forming a weird fish world. Like a beautiful and touching fairy wandering in the water, the beautiful seaflowers are like blooming autumn chrysanthemums, and the ancient and tenacious green turtles are telling people about its story. The specimen exhibition halls such as flower -like corals, five -colored shellfish, and specimens of high -level marine mammals reveal a variety of marine creatures from low to higher evolution, evolution, and development.
At that time, the old buildings of the aquariums were now converted into a Dream Jellyfish Palace, which shows the jellyfish with different forms. Among them, there are not only rare jellyfish purchased from abroad, but also the white Xia Xiajian and Xiamen diaphragm. There are various modern sound and photoelectric devices, so that tourists who come to visit can join interactive games and play with jellyfish, like being in a strange realm of the sea.
Reporter revealed the secret
Make whale specimen and bury the ground first
How did such a huge scent whale skeletal specimen make it? According to the staff, due to the large marine organism, it is time -consuming and expensive to do a specimen. The skin can be made for half a year, and the bones need to be three years. Want to make their soft tissue completely rot, and can only be buried naturally. Except for time, the person who produces the specimen must have learned anatomy, and the structure of the whale has been fingered. In this way, you can use the bones scattered all over the ground to assemble them all together.
The staff gave a very interesting example to the reporter. In 2011, in the Hydrase Courtyard, the workers discovered a large number of whale bones during construction. Complete bones. These bones were then transported to the specimen production plant located in the sand mouth for freezing, and the specimen was made in the later stage. The staff investigation found that it was originally a flat land. Before the opening of the Qingdao Underwater World in 2003, a whale had been buried underground to wait for it to rot and make specimens. “Before making skeletal specimens, the whale must be skipped. Buried in the ground can let it rot naturally and make it easy to make.” Aquarium staff said that when large marine animals are produced, they usually use buried methods. Two years later, two years later You can dig it out to make skeletal specimens. The reporter learned that many scientific research institutions in Qingdao specifically made large marine biological specimens and have formed a mature production method. Large marine animals discovered by domestic coastal fishing will also be processed into specimens in the specimen production plant in Qingdao.
Town Treasure Treasure
A foreigner’s childhood story
In a 90 cm high -exhibition station made by the Marine Museum, a separate animal teeth are displayed separately. This “Longya” once moved to overseas for more than half a century, and finally returned to his hometown through the help of Qingdao Morning Post.
In August 2002, a letter from the United Kingdom was sent to the editorial department of the Qingdao Morning Post. After getting this letter from Zhang Li, the morning newspaper reporter Zhang Li dismantled and translated it with the then morning news reporter Yang Jin, so this moved The stories of countless people are displayed in front of everyone.
In the 1930s, British little boy James Ah Gilman came to Qingdao with his father’s father and spent 3 years of happy childhood here. After the outbreak of the Lugou Bridge Incident in 1937, the clouds of the war were shrouded in Qingdao, and his father would bring his family back to the UK. When the ship was about to set sail, the 5 -year -old James and her 10 -year -old sister ran to the Qingdao Aquariums that were unattended and pulled away the long -awaited “dragon teeth”.
After leaving Qingdao, James has been to many places in the world, but only China cannot make him forget. He said: “People always treat the place where they live as their own hometown. In my mind, Qingdao is my hometown.” James said. However, the “dragon teeth” he stolen when he was 5 years old became a shadow that he could not erase, and deeply guilty was buried in his heart for 65 years. In 2001, his sister deliberately asked him before his death that he must return the “dragon teeth” to its original place.
So in the second year after her sister’s death, the 70 -year -old British old man James wrote this letter. The Morning Post reporter went to Suzhou to welcome the James couple and flew to Qingdao. After James came to Qingdao, he took the old man in his hometown near Xiaoyu Mountain. He watched the familiar houses and roads along the way and shed tears excitedly. In the end, James handed over the “Dragon Teeth” to the mayor of the mayor Xu Bao, and completed his wish and his sister for many years.
After the Morning Post reported the story of James’s “Dragon Dragon”, CCTV host Ni Ping interviewed James and told the story of “Dragon Dragon” to the society, causing a strong response from society. In addition to “Longya”, James also brought back some old Qingdao photos.
The staff of the aquarium told reporters that after being identified by experts, this “dragon teeth” are actually the teeth of the crocodile. Unfortunately, because of the changes of the times of more than 60 years, the exhibitors of the year have no idea where the crocodile is going, but this “who witnesses integrity and friendship” Dragon teeth “exhibited separately.
Unicorn specimen from Canada
On the west side of the Qingdao Haishang Museum, there is a unicorn specimen with a long -pointed whale with two meters long, which echoes the huge scent whale specimen. Many viewers were attracted by the sharp corners of its medieval knight spear. The specimen named unicorn was introduced from Canada for 3 years. According to reports, this unicorn was born in the northern waters of the Arctic Ocean. It is the only unicorn specimen in my country and the first unicorn specimen made by Canada.
Wang Wei, director of the business department of the aquarium, told reporters that there were nine marine mammal specimens, including the flavor whale, but they had always wanted to introduce a rare whale specimen. In early 2011, the staff got a message: a professional unit in Canada could sell unicorn specimens. The staff of the aquarium immediately contacted the other party and implemented various introduction of approval and transportation. In the end, a unicorn specimen was customized at a price of 1 million yuan.
“Unicorn may be one of the most mysterious animals in the world. So far, scientists have not figured out what its long angle is used.” Wang Wei told reporters that the unicorn whale is called a corner whale, and the male horns can grow long. By more than two meters, they only lived in the Arctic waters, the parade was extremely fast, and it was a ghost.
The scent whale is the big block of the aquarium
“The whale’s head accounts for 1/3 of the length, so it is also called a giant giant whale. Its huge head can accommodate 1 ton of brain oil. After refined whale wax oil, it can be used as a lubricated oil for precision instruments. The human five -finger -like bones indicate that the ancestors of the flavored whale have the forelimb. “The staff told reporters that the huge mastic whale was stranded in Tangdao Bay in 1978. The experts of the aquarium rushed to the rescue, but the flavored whale had died. It was identified that this male whale was about 37 years old, with a length of 13.95 meters and a weight of 22 tons. The experts of the aquarium divided their corpses into two parts, and one of them was exhibited as huge bones. On the other hand, the whale skin was filled and reproduced the original appearance of the flavored whale. Many tourists, especially children, are particularly interested in the behemoths from the bottom of the sea, so it has become the focus of popularization of science education in the aquariums.
The earliest Qingdao Aquarium Asia
The aquarium is reflected in the two -story urban building, the top of Xianshan, and the purple glazed tiles of Qingye, making the surrounding European -style building communities foil. The Qingdao Aquarium was actively proposed by Cai Yuanpei, Li Shijie, Hu Ruoyu, Jiang Bingran, and Song Chunzheng. Wait for personal donations. The opening ceremony was held on May 8, 1932. Qingdao President Jiang Bingran also served as the director of the Qingdao Aquarium. It is also the first aquarium in Asia.
Address of Qingdao Aquarium: No. 2, Laiyang Road, Shinan District, Qingdao City. Open hours: 9: 00-17: 00. (Reporter Huang Fei Hu Mingshan Photography Reporter Yang Bowen)