As the scale of this exhibition is so huge - the effort involved in staging it is massive, including teams of museum staff across curatorial, conservation, registration, preparators... 

Here's a peek behind the scenes. For more insights, check out our Sea Monster Stories blogs.

Sea Monsters behind the scenes - Shonisaurus. Image: ANMM
Sea Monsters behind the scenes - Shonisaurus. Image: ANMM 

Conservator Jeff and Registrar Anupa installing Sea Monsters. Image: ANMM
Conservator Jeff and Registrar Anupa installing Sea Monsters. Image: ANMM 

Registrar Anupa and Exhibitions Manager Sabina installing Sea Monsters. Image: ANMM
Registrar Anupa and Exhibitions Manager Sabina installing Sea Monsters. Image: ANMM 

Registrar Anupa working on installing Sea Monsters. Image: ANMM
Registrar Anupa working on installing Sea Monsters. Image: ANMM 

Exhibitions Manager Sabina installing Sea Monsters. Image: ANMM
Exhibitions Manager Sabina installing Sea Monsters. Image: ANMM 

Installing Sea Monsters. Image: ANMM
Installing Sea Monsters. Image: ANMM 

Sea Monsters behind the scenes. Image: ANMM
Sea Monsters behind the scenes. Image: ANMM