November 12, 2011

UPI: Whale Rib Found in NC Strip Mine Indicates Ancient Shark Attack

WASHINGTON, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- An ancient shark attack has been preserved in the form of a fossilized whale bone bearing marks of the assault, U.S. paleontologists say.

Scientists with the Smithsonian Institution say the fragment of whale rib found in a North Carolina strip mine offers a rare look at the interactions between prehistoric sharks and whales during the Pliocene Epoch 3 million to 4 million years ago...

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