- Amateur Paleontologists found in a gravel pit near Hamburg the skeleton of an estimated 11 million year old whale. A specialist from the Berlin Natural History Museum said Thursday that such a finding is unique in Central Europe.
The amateurs who discovered the remains of the animal, have spent months to uncover the remains of the baleen whale. This species lived 11 million years ago in what is now the North Sea. Not far from the find spot was recently discovered the skeleton of the precursor of the seal.