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Tiny Algae Responsible for Mysterious Fossil Whale Graveyard?

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Ever since a highway construction crew in Chile uncovered a fossil graveyard of some 40 prehistoric whales in 2010, with skeletons dating back more than five million years, scientists have wondered why so many giant animals died in one place. This week, a team of them proposed an answer: The huge baleen whales were felled by microscopic algae.

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