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Prehistoric Whale Graveyard Found In Desert


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Lindsey
- 1053 days ago - news.nationalgeographic.com
PHOTOS-Scientists preserve a prehistoric adult whale skeleton's rib cage and tail in plaster in Chile's Atacama Desert in 2010. The fossil is 1 of 20 roughly five-million-year-old whales found in a roadside "graveyard" more than a half a mile...



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NicoleAWAY W. (635)
Monday December 12, 2011, 6:51 pm
glad they died before mankind could abuse and destroy them, very interesting though, thanks Lindsey
 

Mary T. (186)
Monday December 12, 2011, 8:40 pm
Thanks Lindsey.
 

Penny C. (79)
Monday December 12, 2011, 9:38 pm
Noted,thanks.
 

Dawn Mason (40)
Monday December 12, 2011, 9:40 pm
Thanks, noted. I agree Nicole
 

Kim O. (398)
Monday December 12, 2011, 10:45 pm
Very interesting!! All sorts of things being found in the deserts! I remember reading a story about a crocodile fossil found in the Gobi Desert the size of a city bus!! Yikes!! Sad and odd how the whales were all together like that. Thanks Lindsey!!
 

Carol Cowbrough (95)
Tuesday December 13, 2011, 1:34 am
Interesting. Thanks.
 

Danuta Watola (1207)
Tuesday December 13, 2011, 3:17 am
noted
 

MRS M. (1423)
Tuesday December 13, 2011, 4:15 am
Wow, kind of freaky.


www.freewebs.com/howtohelpanimals
 

Kath P. (11)
Tuesday December 13, 2011, 4:38 am
The large grouping sounds like something terrible happened to them...nature can be very cruel.
 

SANDRA ROCHA (146)
Tuesday December 13, 2011, 4:47 am
Noted. Thank you Lindsey.
 

KS Goh (0)
Tuesday December 13, 2011, 5:14 am
Thanks for the article.
 

Diana W. (2)
Tuesday December 13, 2011, 5:16 am
Very cool find!
Thanks for sharing!
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday December 13, 2011, 6:02 am
Thanks for link. The fact that these whales were found so far in land, means on one thing. Something big happened that put those whales there. Also, the age of the fossils in question may (not does) enforce the great flood myths found throughout our early history.
 

Beth M. (244)
Tuesday December 13, 2011, 8:11 am
Interesting!
 

. (0)
Tuesday December 13, 2011, 9:06 am
thanks Lindsey..very interesting
 

Shan D. (49)
Tuesday December 13, 2011, 2:42 pm
@Ron Clifton: The whales are inland *now* - but the South American coastline may have been very different in that area 5 million years ago.

Rest in peace, whales.
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday December 13, 2011, 8:18 pm
thank you.
 

peggy p. (43)
Tuesday December 13, 2011, 9:58 pm
thank you
 

Veronica C. (44)
Wednesday December 14, 2011, 7:26 pm
That's quite a find!
 

Lisa Neste (707)
Friday December 16, 2011, 2:12 pm
Noted ,thanks Lindsey!
 

Elaine Al Meqdad (227)
Saturday December 17, 2011, 10:48 am
I still say that the whale is our last living Dinosaurs!
 

Victoria B. (21)
Friday December 30, 2011, 3:51 pm
This is amazing.
 

Jav R. (0)
Tuesday November 26, 2013, 7:23 am
Gracias por publicar.
 
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