Say hello to the “Echo Hunter,” a 27 million-year-old toothed whale that’s helping scientists understand how these ancient sea creatures evolved the ability to hear high-frequencies underwater, and then turn that ability into a killing technique.
The nearly intact fossil of a 4-million-year old whale has been unearthed at a construction site in Santa Cruz County. Discovered well above sea level, the bones made their way to the mountains through the shifting of tectonic plates.
If you got 11 minutes and want to learn about how whales are a good demonstration of how we know evolution is a thing, here ya go.
During the first half of the previous decade, workers at a highway-widening project in California's Leguna Canyon uncovered a huge batch of fossils. Because the state of California mandates the presence of a paleontologist and an archaeologist at such digs, many of these fossils were identified as unique and scurried…