Progress vs. Preservation, it’s a constant struggle for every nation. In October of 2011, Smithsonian Paleontologist Nick Pyenson met this reality head on.
In the final days of his expedition to Chile, Nick and his team decided to take a trek to site where the Pan –American Highway was being widened. Upon their arrival, Nick discovered numerous whale fossils littering the area. Included among these were the fossils of three baleen whales, two adults and a calf.
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