Ancient Whale Found In the Sahara

The skeleton of a 40-million-year old Basilosaurus isis whale was discovered in an ancient seabed in the Western Sahara desert by a team comprised of scientists from the University of Michigan.

Partial remains of the Basilosaurus isis were discovered in the same region in years past, but this is the first complete skeleton of the mammal to be excavated.

The original skeleton will be shipped to Michigan for preservation. It will then be returned for exhibition in Egypt. The skeleton is 50 feet long.

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