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Life-sized Marine Mammal models made-to-order....

..........including dolphins porpoises and seals, for rescue training and for roadshows, and sent all over the world. We often get vintage creatures, ones we made 20 years ago, coming back to the Whaleworkshop for renovation, proving it definitely pays to buy quality handmade items that can be repaired, rather than cheap throw-away stuff.  

See a previous photoalbum from 2017, titled Marine Mammal Rescue Training Creatures, for lots of info and pictures on some of the past creations and how they are being used around the world

This 2020 photoalbum illustrates the different species of Marine Mammals that we make most often, how we repair and renovate them, and how we improve the design based on user feedback and wear and tear experience.

Most of the Whaleworkshop output is providing the Roadshow, as shown in other photoalbums, and we only make creatures for others when we are not working somewhere with the Roadshow.

We do not have a stock of ready-made creatures to sell, they are all made to order.  If you want a handmade rescue training creature, or a life-like display model for your own outreach project, get in touch early on and place your order, then wait patiently until it gets made.  There is not a factory in China churning them out, and there is a backlog of previous orders, so order and be patient! 

2020 onwards looks like a busy decade for the ever popular school and public roadshows, so there will probably only be 2-3 months each year to make creatures. We already work 7 days a week., so no scope to increase production. Please be patient if you want a creature made.  Thank you

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Lovely 1.5m Harbour Porpoise model, complete with electric and hand air pumps, spare fill valve, mending kit, and storage bag.
Nice bright eyes and a welcoming face, and everything needed to keep the Porpoise model happy, all fits into the box for shipment.
Another Porpoise, complete with all accessories, off to another part of the world to raise awareness of Porpoises and their conservation needs.
Another lovely marine mammal model is this Female Grey Seal, made for The Cornwall Seal Group Research Trust
..and the Cornish Grey Seal that the model is based on
She is called "Tulip Belle" and her photo ID pictures help researchers to monitor her movements. For more details of Cornwall Seal Group Research Trust, see their website
The life sized model is accurate in detail, and the photos of Tulip Belle help to get her unique fur pattern as accurate as possible.
The body of the air filled model does not sag like the real seal's blubber does, so the body shape is slightly different, more streamlined and slim rather than bulky
Powerful flipper rear limbs and a stubby little tail.
Underside painted as accurate as possible, with details of genitals and any other distinguishing markings
Grey Seal's characteristic noble head and firm gaze
The Roadshow's Male and Female Grey Seals, note how much larger the Male is. A Male is being made for CSGRT to keep Tulip Belle company
A vintage Rescue Training Dolphin returned to the Whaleworkshop from Ireland, probably 15 years old
It looks a bit sad, but it will be fine, after it has been renovated and repainted, ready for another 15 years of training stranding responders around Ireland's coastline
It has the old style fill valves, used to fill with air or water and to adjust pressure. It still has the original screw cap, with the original attachment cord and the classic bowline knot

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