12-million-year-old Whale Fossil Skull Found In Maryland

A whale skull fossil estimated to be some 12 million years old has been found on a beach in the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland, according to a local museum.

The discovery was made by a Pennsylvania man, Cody Goddard, who was searching for fossils and shark’s teeth, the Calvert Marine Museum said in a statement.

The museum said that It took two months to extract and move the skull, which was encased in a hardened block of sediment and weighs around 650 pounds (295 kilograms).

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