Moving megamouth

Online Exhibition | Updated 9 months ago

Rows of Megamouth's sharp teeth Image copyright of WA Museum

On 22 September 2010 Megamouth III, the WA Museum's extraordinarily rare and valuable megamouth shark, was moved from Perth into a purpose built tank at the WA Maritime Museum in Fremantle.

Moving Megamouth was a massive logistical activity that took over one year to plan. Over 7000 litres of ethanol had to be disposed of, a fragile and priceless specimen had to moved across a city, and extensive and ongoing conservation processes had to be developed.

This online exhibition tracks how the Museum performed this task, and tracks Megamouth's conversation.

Moving megamouth exhibition website