Preserving California's Family of 25,000,000 year-old Fossil Whales
Aaron Plunkett w/ toothed Baleen whale lumbar vertebra which led him to this discovery
(clockwise from top left ) Aaron Plunkett, Howell Thomas, Laureano Clavero, Nancy Rufenacht from Wyoming and an assistant to Head Paleontologist Larry Barnes (Los Angeles Natural History Museum)
L to R: Aaron Plunkett, Nancy Rufenacht and Laureano Clavero at discovery site the moment at which Laureano found the first tooth as Aaron, coincidentally just happened to be serenading him with a Irish bone solo.
Howell Thomas w/ Laureano Clavero (Visiting Paleontologist, Argentina)
Howell Thomas, Paleontological Preparator (Los Angeles Natural History Museum)