12-Million-Year-Old Whale Fossil Found In A California School Ground
Photo source: ©© Mike Baird
A whale fossil that’s been sitting on the grounds of a Southern California school for perhaps 80 years may be a previously unknown species. The fossil is a skull embedded in a boulder.
The rock comes from the Monterey formation, a layer set down in the Miocene epoch about 12 million to 20 million years ago. At the time, Southern California was under a shallow sea…