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November 27
5:30 PM /

Researchers discover skull, ribs of extinct sea cow in Channel Islands National Park

Photo Credit: Juan Carlo, VC Star

Researchers on the Channel Islands recently discovered an extinct sea cow buried deep in a steep ravine on Santa Rosa Island.

Estimated to be 20 to 25 million years old, a skull and partially-intact skeleton were found in July.

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November 08
11:36 PM /

Scientists at The Mammoth Site conduct research on an interesting find

Photo courtesy of The Mammoth Site.

A mammoth skull discovered last year in the Channel Islands, off the California coast has made it to The Mammoth Site in Hot Springs. Black Hills FOX's Jon Wilson saw the skull Wednesday and spoke with members of the team seeking to learn more about the extinct animal.

Last year, a small piece of tusk was discovered by a National Park Service Intern in Channel Island National Park off the coast of California. After excavation, that small piece was just part of a find that proved to be better than expected. It turned out that a whole mammoth skull was intact.

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