A Fin Whale (Balaenoptera physalus) killed by a mine or bomb during World War I. This specimen seems incredibly skinny even for a Fin Whale, and I wonder if it was in poor condition due to its numerous skeletal abnormalities.
Kompanje, E. (1999) Considerations on the comparative pathology of the vertebrae in Mysticeti and Odontoceti; evidence for the occurrence of discarthrosis, zygarthrosis, infectious spondylitis and spondyloarthritis.
Zool. Med. Leiden 73 (5) 99-130