Published Jun 23, 2016 at 8:49 AM | Updated at 9:25 AM EDT on Jun 23, 2016
A paleontologist found fossilized whale bones that could be 12 million years old sticking out of the ground at a California landfill. The find was the largest fossil discovery at the Bowerman Landfill in Irvine, though not the first. Melissa Macias found skull parts, 18 teeth and a flipper bone of a sperm whale.
“It's amazing to find something this size and so well-preserved," Macias said.