Rescue Workers 'Save' 16 Million-Year-Old Giant Whale Fossil

August 2, 2014 1:16 PM

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Rescue Workers 'Save' 16 Million-Year-Old Giant Whale Fossil

A team of rescue workers in California toiled for hours to free an unlikely victim -- a 16 million-year-old whale fossil trapped in a 1,000-pound rock in Rancho Palos Verdes, the Los Angeles Times reported Friday.

The ancient baleen whale fossil, which was originally discovered in 1978, was stuck in an incline on a hillside between two houses and will now be sent to the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles.

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