Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Ancient Turtle Bones Found in Antarctica

Two pieces of an ancient turtle shell dating back to about 45 million years ago were discoverd by an Antarctic Institute of Argentina expedition on Seymour Island. The exact species the bone fragments are from have not yet been identified, as they are different from any previously found in the area. The fact that it is a different species than those found before hints that turtle diversity was larger than originally thought back when Antarctica was a rainforest.

Read more about this Antarctic news here.

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