A Sea Creature From Millions Of Years Ago Was Found In Alaska

Desmostylus is the name given to a giant, extinct mammal that researchers have designated from fossils in Alaska. This fascinating animal is the only known order of marine mammals to go completely extinct. They left behind these bones in a quarry in Unalaska and what we’ve learned from them reveals a bizarre and amazing creature.

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More scientific information about the discovery here.

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