Moving megamouth

Photo Galleries | Updated 5 years ago

Image copyright of WA MuseumInspecting Megamouth's old tank at the WA Museum - Perth
Photo by Andrew Rowe
Image copyright of WA MuseumSafety briefing
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Image copyright of WA MuseumLifting the lid of Megamouth's old tank
Photo by Andrew Rowe
Image copyright of WA MuseumLifting the lid of Megamouth's old tank
Photo by Andrew Rowe
Image copyright of WA MuseumLifting the lid of Megamouth's old tank
Photo by Andrew Rowe
Image copyright of WA MuseumInspecting Megamouth
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Image copyright of WA MuseumInspecting Megamouth
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Image copyright of WA MuseumInspecting Megamouth
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Image copyright of WA MuseumClose up of Megamouth's face
Photo by Andrew Rowe
Image copyright of WA MuseumInspecting Megamouth
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Image copyright of WA MuseumPerforming work to release Meagmouth from his stablising frame
Photo by Andrew Rowe
Image copyright of WA MuseumPerforming work to release Meagmouth from his stablising frame
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Image copyright of WA MuseumPerforming work to release Meagmouth from his stablising frame
Photo by Andrew Rowe
Image copyright of WA MuseumPerforming work to release Meagmouth from his stablising frame
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Image copyright of WA MuseumThe sling that will be used to transfer Megamouth from Perth to Fremantle
Photo by Andrew Rowe
Image copyright of WA MuseumLowering the sling into position
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Image copyright of WA MuseumLowering the sling into position
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Image copyright of WA MuseumLifting Megamouth so that he can moved into his sling
Photo by Andrew Rowe
Image copyright of WA MuseumLifting Megamouth so that he can moved into his sling
Photo by Andrew Rowe
Image copyright of WA MuseumLifting Megamouth so that he can moved into his sling
Photo by Andrew Rowe
Image copyright of WA MuseumLifting Megamouth so that he can moved into his sling
Photo by Andrew Rowe
Image copyright of WA MuseumPositioning Megamouth into his sling
Photo by Andrew Rowe
Image copyright of WA MuseumClose up of Megamouth
Photo by Andrew Rowe
Image copyright of WA MuseumClose up of Megamouth's teeth rows
Photo by Andrew Rowe
Image copyright of WA MuseumMoving Megamouth and the sling into a truck for transport to Fremantle
Photo by Andrew Rowe
Image copyright of WA MuseumMegamouth's new tank in the Maritime Museum
Photo by Andrew Rowe
Image copyright of WA MuseumMegamouth's new tank in the Maritime Museum
Photo by Andrew Rowe
Image copyright of WA MuseumMoving Megamouth into the Maritime Museum
Photo by Andrew Rowe
Image copyright of WA MuseumUnwrapping Megamouth prior to his move
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Image copyright of WA MuseumMegamouth has been successful moved next to his new home in the Maritime Museum
Photo by Andrew Rowe
Image copyright of WA MuseumPreparing Magemouth for the move
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Image copyright of WA MuseumPreparing Magemouth for the move
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Image copyright of WA MuseumLowering Megamouth into the new tank
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Image copyright of WA MuseumLowering Megamouth into the new tank
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Image copyright of WA MuseumLowering Megamouth into the new tank
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Image copyright of WA MuseumWA Museum leave the new tank after Megamouth has been successfully lowered
Photo by Andrew Rowe

On 22 September 2010 the iconic Megamouth shark was moved from WA Museum - Perth to a new custom built tank at the WA Museum - Maritime where he will undergo extensive conservation work. This photo gallery documents his move.