Boy finds 6 million year-old whale vertabrate sitting in creek

Published on June 6th, 2009 | by Admin


A boy looking for rocks in Wayne Country creek in North Carolina found a strange item which turned out to be the vertebrae of a whale estimated to be 4-6 million years old. [Thanks Derek!]

“It’s a nice find,” said Vince Schneider, a curator of paleontology. “They’re not rare, but you have to be in the right place at the right time.”

While Greg’s discovery may never hang in a museum, it has a value greater than a price tag.

“I think the value there is for him to treasure it as something he found that basically was never seen before for 4 to 6 million years before he saw it,” Schneider said.

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