Posts Tagged ‘whale fossil’

WFS News: Osaka whale fossil believed to be first evidence of Eden’s whale

@WFS,World Fossil Society,Riffin T Sajeev,Russel T Sajeev OSAKA – A whale skull discovered just over 50 years ago in the city of Osaka is now thought to be the world’s first known trace of an Eden’s whale, dating from between 4,000 and 8,800 years ago. The fossilized remains were reclassified in a study published recently in […]

Rise of East African Plateau dated by whale fossil

A 17-million-year-old whale fossil is helping scientists pinpoint when the East African Plateau started to rise. Determining when the uplift happened has implications for understanding human evolution, scientists say. Shifts in the Earth’s mantle pushed the East African Plateau upward sometime between 17 million and 13.5 million years ago, researchers report March 16 in the […]