A 25 million-year-old fossil of mud-sucking whale, an ancestor of today's blue whales, has been discovered in Australia. The ancient animal's mud slurping may have been a precursor to the filter feeding seen in modern baleen whales. These whales strain huge quantities of tiny marine animals through specialised "combs" which take the
The skeleton of a 10,000 year old whale has been found under a motorway in Sweden. Researchers from Sweden's Gothenburg University and the Natural History Museum in London are working together to conduct DNA tests on the ancient whale skeleton measuring between 49 and 65 feet, The Local said Monday. Gothenburg University
A factory that makes kitchen countertops sliced through a block of limestone to find the bones of 40-million-year-old whale fossil, creating a perfect cross section of the animal's skeleton.