Sunday, December 11, 2011

The Whale Graveyard in Chile's Atacama Desert

Scientists just found fossils of several 5,000,000-year-old ancient whales, buried within a half-mile of each other in Chile's Atacama Desert.

Here's a picture of the Atacama Desert that I took a few years ago:

Considering the area is almost all sand, rock, mountain and salt flats, with scant vegetation and small towns, the fact that fossils of ANY kind were found there blows my mind.

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