Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Ancient Whale Found Beneath San Diego Zoo

Construction workers uncovered the bones of a 24'-long whale while constructing a new storm-water runoff tank. Workers came across the skull of the 3-million-year-old baleen whale during the initial dig, which was unusual enough, but continue to discover even more bones, including the vertebrate and flippers. Whale fossils have been discovered in San Diego before, but rarely intact. The bones will be moved to Balboa Museum for further study and may eventually be displayed there.

© C Harris Lynn, 2010

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