Malcolm Clarke Whale Museum Pico Azores

A series of interview clips with Malcolm Clarke including showing some of the contents of his Whale Museum on Pico in the Azores.



The story of how the Whale Museum came about

Prof. Malcolm Clarke, a world expert on Sperm Whales and Giant Squid, from his Whale Museum on Pico in the Azores tells the story of how the museum came about on Pico. Interviewed by Fritz Pampus, who invites you to come and visit Malcolm's delightful museum. (Includes some film of actual museum exhibits.) This is one of a series of films featuring Malcolm Clake and the Whale Museum on pico.

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Malcolm Clarke - tells the story of how the Whale Museum came about





The Anatomy Of Sperm Whales

Prof. Malcolm Clarke, a world expert on Sperm Whales and Giant Squid, speaks from his Whale Museum on Pico in the Azores about the anatomy of sperm whales. Includes a discussion of water and air holes, sound generation, the size of the brain and heart and the digestive system which includes 4 stomachs and is responsible for the creation of ambergris, an excretory product made from the beaks of giant squids. A sample of ambergris is shown. Ambergris has extraordinary properties of smell retention and has consequently been used in the world's finest perfumes. Attempts to synthesis similar compounds have failed. This is one of a series of films featuring Malcolm Clake and the Whale Museum on pico.

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Malcolm Clarke - The Anatomy of Sperm Whales

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The Anatomy Of Pygmy Sperm Whales

Professor Malcolm Clarke talks about his research into Pygmy Sperm Whales. At one time critics of his research into the function of the Spermacetti in the regular sperm whales, contested that the spermacetti in Pygmy Sperm Whales was evidence against his ideas. Professor Clarke investigated the Pygmy Sperm Whale and discovered that the spermacetti is used for quite a different function. In this film he discusses this along side a skelton of a Pygmy Sperm Whale.

This is one of a series of films featuring Malcolm Clake and the Whale Museum on Pico.

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Malcolm Clarke - The Anatomy of Pygmy Sperm Whales




Reasons for the Whale Museum, and Development of Clarke's interest in Sperm Whales

Prof. Malcolm Clarke, a world expert on Sperm Whales and Giant Squid, speaks from his Whale Museum on Pico in the Azores about how his interest in whales was initially aroused, and how his research into the spermacetti of whales has led to a greater understanding of how whales negotiate the extreme differences in pressure, temperature and light when the move from the surface to the depths of the ocean to feed, and back again. Also discusses how his study of giant squid was made much easier by investigating the stomachs of one of there biggest predators, the sperm whale.

This is one of a series of films featuring Malcolm Clake and the Whale Museum on pico.

Click the link below to watch this film on google video - supports full screen:

Malcolm Clarke - Reasons for the Whale Museum, and Development of Clarke's interest in Sperm Whales



Full size silhouette model of the largest sperm whale ever caught in the Azores

This is one of the most impressive exhibits at Professor Clarke's Whale museum. Built on the clift tops over-looking the deep blue mid-atlantic azorean sea, this full-size sculpture model of the silhouette of the largest sperm whale ever caught in the Azores is breath-taking. You can walk up and down inside the model, and experience what it must have been like for Jonah inside the whale. Clarke continues showing us around his museum, and discusses more of what is known about what it is like to be a whale. In particular in this film he discusses what is known about the communication between whales.

This is one of a series of films featuring Malcolm Clake and the Whale Museum on pico.

Full size silhouette model of the largest sperm whale ever caught in the Azores



Cuddly Giant Squid

One of the most extraordinary exhibits in the Whale Museum is the series of Cuddly Giant Squid. Or should that be Giant Cuddly Squid?

This is one of a series of films featuring Malcolm Clake and the Whale Museum on pico.

Cuddly Giant Squid



General film featuring some more of the exhibits at the Whale museum and discussion about them and Clarke's work.

General film featuring some more of the exhibits at the Whale museum and discussion about them and Clarke's work.

This is one of a series of films featuring Malcolm Clake and the Whale Museum on pico.

General film featuring some more of the exhibits at the Whale museum and discussion about them and Clarke's work.



Clarke discusses his experiences of working with National Geographic and other nature documentary makers.

Clarke discusses his experiences of working with National Geographic and other nature documentary makers.

This is one of a series of films featuring Malcolm Clake and the Whale Museum on pico.

Clarke discusses his experiences of working with National Geographic and other nature documentary makers.




Link to Malcolm's Museum Web Site

Malcolm's Museum web site is at: Malcolm Clarke Whale Museum Pico Azores




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