Baywatch -- Common Eider, American race (Somateria mollissima dresseri)
Here, Newmyer alludes to the Atlantic coast market hunter of the early 19th Century.  This pedestal appears as though it has been carved out by the ocean and patinaed by algae, lichens, and barnacles.

Eight-time World Champion bird taxidermist and wildlife designer Frank Newmyer of Michigan virtually invented the genre of artistic waterfowl mounts in elegant habitat cases. We are pleased to offer this gallery of bird specimens from around the world. Many of these mounted specimens are also available for legal purchase through Wildlife Designer in accordance with US Federal laws. Click here for purchasing information.

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