Blue whale fossil found in Italy is largest skeleton ever discovered

May 5, 2019 - General

Researchers digging around in southern Italy’s Lake San Giuliana recently found something awesome: the largest-ever fossilized whale skeleton. The whale, when it was swimming around, was staggeringly big for the time. Measuring in at 85 feet in length, the whale would have weighed somewhere between 130 and 150 tons. That puts it officially in the books as the largest extinct animal ever found.

New whale fossils from Italy and Peru…

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