At a site known as Cerro Ballena or Whale Hill, there are more than 40 skeletons of marine mammals — a graveyard of ocean life dating back 6.5 million to 9 million years ago, in the Late Miocene Epoch. But the identity of the killer that they finally settled on might surprise you.
Special thanks to the Smithsonian Institute (https://www.si.edu/) and Pyenson ND et al. 2014 (https://royalsocietypublishing.org/doi/10.1098/rspb.2013.3316) for making their photos and graphics about Cerro Ballena available to us.
And thank you to these paleoartists for allowing us to use their wonderful illustrations:
Ceri Thomas: https://alphynix.tumblr.com/
Fabrizio de Rossi: https://www.facebook.com/ArtofFabricious/
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