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Whale Vertebrae #1

Whale Vertebrae #1

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This listing is for 1 Whale Vertebrae that is approximately 150,000 years old

Locality : North Carolina, United States

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   A whale vertebrae is a type of fossil that is formed from the skeletal remains of a whale. These fossils are composed primarily of calcium phosphate, which is the same mineral found in human bones. However, unlike modern bones, whale vertebrae contain only small amounts of collagen, the organic material that gives bones their flexibility and resilience.

   Fossil whale vertebrae have a rich history and have been studied extensively by paleontologists to gain insight into the evolution of whales and their ancestors. Whale vertebrae fossils are believed to date back millions of years and are a testament to the long and complex evolutionary history of these magnificent creatures. In North Carolina, where whale vertebrae are commonly found, they have played an important role in the state's history and culture. The fossils have been used in a variety of ways, including as decorative pieces, educational tools, and even as part of traditional folk medicine practices.

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