Positively Upstate: The man who cleans the mastodon

Curator Robert Feranek cleans the Cohoes Mastodon at the New York State Museum.

It survived in the harsh conditions of the ice age -- but at the New York State Museum, it needs help battling dust.

Keeping the Cohoes Mastodon clean and in top shape is an important job, and one curator Robert Feranek handles with the aid of a vacuum and a scissor lift.

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