Whale fossils found ... in the desert!
Whale fossils the size of a school bus have been discovered
recently in a desert in Chile! How did they get there? Scientists are
guessing that the animals originally lived in the Pacific Ocean off of
South America and were beached in Chile. Obviously not able to survive
on land, their skeletons stayed there and are just being discovered now.
Their remains were buried far from the coast however, so scientists are
still wondering how they got so far inland. Some major shifts of the
earth or a landslide could explain it. Either way, scientists are
excited to find out more. They also found fossils of some extremely rare
species like the aquatic sloth and a dolphin that is now extinct. So