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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 cool!

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Title Annotation:Live Wire
Publication:Kidsworld Magazine
Date:Mar 22, 2012
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