New exhibit on whales to open at San Francisco's Cal Academy

The skull of a whale is seen at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco on April 1, 2015. (KGO-TV)

An exhibit all about the world's largest animal is now on display in San Francisco.

ABC7 News was there Wednesday as Maori dignitaries led a traditional blessing of the whale exhibit on loan from a New Zealand museum.

The exhibit has dozens of whale skeletons, skulls, and Maori whale artifacts.

"It's a chance for visitors to get up close and actually see these very large mammals we have large skeleton of sperm whales and a variety of different whales around the world," said Scott Moran.

You can enjoy "Whales: Giants of the Deep" at the California Academy of Sciences starting Friday.

The whales will be on display until the end of November.
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