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Rare Whale Fossil Pulled From California Backyard

Science & Tech  (tags: baleen whale fossil, California fossil, science, discovery, animals )

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Members of the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department Search and Rescue team stand around a 16-17-million-year-old fossil lodged in a rock weighing about 2,000-pounds after it was lifted out of a hole in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., August 1.

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Saturday August 2, 2014, 11:33 am
Really interesting-thanks.

Colleen L (3)
Saturday August 2, 2014, 12:46 pm
Nice of them to finally donate them. Thanks Nancy

Birgit W (160)
Saturday August 2, 2014, 2:01 pm
Interesting, thanks for sharing.

Lois Jordan (63)
Saturday August 2, 2014, 2:41 pm
Noted. Thanks for posting, Nancy.

Roger G (154)
Saturday August 2, 2014, 3:53 pm
noted, thanks

Barbara Tomlinson (431)
Saturday August 2, 2014, 5:57 pm
Very SMART of them, to think of using this as a Training Exercise!

...The volunteer crew typically rescues stranded hikers and motorcyclists who careen off the freeway onto steep, rugged terrain, search-and-rescue reserve chief Mike Leum said.
"We'll always be able to say, 'it's not heavier than a fossil,'" Leum said.

Nelson Baker (0)
Saturday August 2, 2014, 6:59 pm
Noted. Thank you for the article.

DaleLovesOttawa O (198)
Saturday August 2, 2014, 8:56 pm
Fascinating and intriguing..

S J (130)
Saturday August 2, 2014, 9:12 pm
very exciting, thanks

Katherine May Williams (0)
Sunday August 3, 2014, 1:26 am

Anne F (17)
Sunday August 3, 2014, 11:45 am
Fascinating and I agree, great problem to set the rescue workers

Helen Porter (39)
Tuesday August 5, 2014, 12:00 am
thank you


Craig Pittman (52)
Wednesday August 6, 2014, 3:29 am
Excellent teamwork and cooperation. Thanks for the story Nancy.
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