Whale of a Whale: Meet Leviathan Melvillei

Buried out in the Peruvian desert is something that can only be called a whale of a whale. “Leviathan Melvillei” has such large teeth that, when uncovered, scientists thought they were elephant tusks.

The first discovery was a three-meter long fossilized skull — that is three times the size of a modern killer whale.

This may be the only previous sighting:

Source: CNN

7 thoughts on “Whale of a Whale: Meet Leviathan Melvillei”

  1. Really, nobody’s posted this yet?


  2. “All that most maddens and torments; all that stirs up the lees of things; all truth with malice in it; all that cracks the sinews and cakes the brain; all the subtle demonisms of life and thought; all evil, to crazy Ahab, were visibly personified, and made practically assailable in Moby Dick.”
    ~Herman Melville

  3. That is very clever AY.I agree with you anon nurse.

  4. Oh, and thanks. I’ll be humming it for the rest of the day.

  5. The Ocean is a desert with its life underground and the contrary is this….

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