Half-Ton Rare Whale Fossil 'Rescued' from California Backyard

August 2, 2014 4:28 PM

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Half-Ton Rare Whale Fossil 'Rescued' from California Backyard

A search-and-rescue team pulled a half-ton rare whale fossil from a Southern California backyard Friday, a feat they are now taking on as a makeshift training session.

The approximately 16-million-year-old fossil from a baleen whale is one of about 20 known to exist, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County paleontologist Howell Thomas said, according to The Associated Press (AP).

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