Jan. 31, 2000
Skull, ear bone, tooth, jaw and articulated vertebrae were retrieved by the LANHM (Los Angeles Natural History Museum) on Jan. 31, and Apr. 15, 2000.
These fossilized bones are the mandatory and crucial sections needed for paleontologists to decipher this new species of whale and appropriately name and publish their existence on the family tree of evolution. (See photographs below-Click image for larger view.)
LANHM staff and assistants commence dig:
Continue to Section II for a pictorial history of the next 24 months: April 2000 – April 2002