Sadly my meeting today with Dr. Fordyce did not happen. It turns out we're both extremely busy people. Being the head of the Otago University's Geology department means Dr. Fordyce carries an awful lot of responsibilities and commitments, and myself being a teacher work the same hours as his. So when I got an offer for a morning of work, I couldn't turn it down, but sadly Dr. Fordyce was occupied all afternoon when I could pop into see him.
This has me bummed out, as I was really jazzed about getting the whale into its final production stage (I need a lot more technical input on whales, as they are pretty new to me reconstruction wise). Oh well, I have this demo of my whale, with all the necessary angles for Dr. Fordyce to tear apart (I'm anticipating a need to shrink all the teeth based on my research of Dolphins this morning, and there is bound to be more mistakes in the skull...).
Oh well. I am hoping to regroup and catch him after work tomorrow or Friday, and that failing I have no scheduled work next week (on account of it being the last week of skool this term).
I am also very saddened that no one has taken (even a half) guess at what type of whale this is :(
Your next hint, to help promote some participation, it is found in New Zealand (and thus has appeared on Traumador at least once ;p ). Good luck...