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Rare whale fossil pulled from Calif. backyard

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August 1, 2014
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A rare whale fossil has been pulled from a Southern California backyard. The 16- to 17-million-year-old baleen whale fossil is one of about 20 baleen whale fossils known to exist. (Aug. 1) Video provided by AP


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