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Highway Discovery: New Whale Species Discovered Under Freeway
By Joseph Tepper, February 22, 2013 @ 06:00 AM (EST)
Source: Wired

Now that’s a road bump!

While working on a highway expansion, workers in California have unearthed the fossilized remains of four never-before-seen species of baleen whales. It all comes from a California state law requiring the presence of a paleontologist and archaeologist at all such excavations.

The lane widening turned into an underwater treasure trove, complete with 30 cetacean skulls and other ancient ocean dwellers like sharks.



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