In northern Chile, a team of paleontologists has unearthed an ancient whale cemetery filled with fossils dating back seven million years. The discovery of around 80 fossils was made just outside of the port city of Caldera. The area has long been called "Whale Hill" by locals. Paleontologists have already uncovered many complete skeletons in the area including a family that appears to be a mother, father and baby whale from the Miocene Era. Experts say the whale discovery is of global importance as there has never been a find of this size or diversity anywhere in the world. The whales are ancient relatives of today's whales, and date back to the Miocene and Pliocene period.


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