Remains of ancient sea cow - a manatee like creature that grew up to 13ft long around 25 million years ago - are found on California island



Scientists say they've unearthed fossil remains of a sea cow that lived in the shallow waters off Southern California's Channel Islands some 25 million years ago.
The fossil skull and rib cage were discovered this summer on Santa Rosa Island, about 50 miles northwest of Los Angeles, the National Park Service announced Tuesday.
Scientists say the remains may be from a previously unknown sea cow species but they won't know for sure until the skull is analyzed by an expert.
Some fossilized remnants of at least from four other sea cows also were found nearby.
Sea cows are torpedo-shaped... read more

 
29 November 2017 in Science &Technology, Views: 44
Source: Daily Mail
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