Algal blooms created ancient whale graveyard

whale fossils in the Atacama Desert

Researchers dug up more than 40 fossil skeletons of whales and other sea creatures at a site along the Pan-American Highway in the Atacama Desert of Chile.

© Adam Metallo/Smithsonian Institution

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