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Subject: Dolphin


From: David Gray <d.gray>
Date: Wednesday, January 24, 2001
We have a 50 year old dolphin specimen in our collections in need of
treatment. Parts of the skin that have rested on the shelf have fat
oozing through them. It has been suggested that to remove the
fat--the areas should be swabbed with acetone and any residual
solution soaked up with a sepiolite.

If anyone has used this technique I would be interested to know how
well it worked and if anyone can supply another method or reference
to other methods I would be very grateful.

Conservation Scientist
The Natural History Museum
Cromwell Road
London SW7 5BD

                  Conservation DistList Instance 14:40
                 Distributed: Friday, January 26, 2001
                       Message Id: cdl-14-40-010
Received on Wednesday, 24 January, 2001

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