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|date of photo Feb 28, 2010
location Fitzgerald Marine Reserve. Moss Beach (San Mateo County, California, US)notes Fossil Rib of a Baleen Whale (suborder Mysticeti), preserved in mudstone at the base of the Purisima Formation. These remains date from the early Pliocene and are about 3 to 5 million years old. Normally, this area is buried by beach sand, but occasionally a winter storm will scour the beach and expose this rib. The skull of this specimen was excavated by the California Academy of Sciences.keywords: Pliocene Tertiary Purisima
camera Canon 40D, 24mm, f/13, 1/8 sec.photo category: Fossil - Vertebrate
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