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Whale Fossil Makes Public Debut

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Whale Fossil Makes Public Debut

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Whale Fossil Makes Public Debut

Whale Fossil Makes Public Debut

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An ancient whale fossil found by an amateur paleontologist last November goes on public display in Maryland. The fossil, estimated to be 8 million years old, was unearthed by Tropical Storm Isabel's churning winds and flood waters. Hear NPR's Michele Norris and Stephen Godfrey of the Calvert Marine Museum in Solomons, Md.