Gothamist Gets Whale to Tweet

Photo courtesy of AMNH\R. Mickens via Gothamist

The blue whale at the American Museum of Natural History is known not only for her ability to awe visitors of all ages but also for her lively twitter feed, @NatHistoryWhale. So the Gothamist was naturally concerned when the Whale went into radio silence following the August 23rd tweet “It feels stranger than you’d think to be attached to a ceiling during an earthquake.”

They checked-in during a scheduled cleaning on September 7th:

The big blue whale that “lives” in the American Museum of Natural History’s Milstein Hall of Ocean Life was given a wipe down today. The annual cleaning took place just after noon today, but the whale hasn’t Tweeted since… the earthquake! It’s understandable, she’s old—the whale was installed in 1969, when technology wasn’t so advanced.

The Whale replied:

This tweet’s for you @Gothamist ‘Cause we’re all in this together and we love to take a bath.



Thanks for the tip, Uncle Doug!


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