Saturday, July 7, 2012

Whale bones found, 1964

Richard Pollnac (left) a U.S. Army enlisted soldier based at Fort Ord looks over some of the fossils he found at Fort Hunter Liggett in May 1964 with Monterey Peninsula College geologist Milton Bristow. The bones of a pre-historic whale were estimated to be over 30 million years old.  The species of whale was named "pollnac cetacean.  (Monterey County Herald Archives)

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