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The Department of Mineral Resources has update its information on an ancient whale skeleton, discovered in a layer of clay sediment in Samut Sakhon province on 6 November 2020. After bone fragments of the whale were taken to a laboratory in the United States for analysis, the whale was found to be about 3,380 years old. Last year, this whale skeleton was discovered 6.5 meters below sea level, and it is categorized as a subfossil. Although the skeleton is considered not very old, scientists and researchers can use it to study future climate scenarios, the geology of the Gulf of Thailand, and the origins of whales and other animals. A total of 138 bone fragments were discovered, which are now maintained at the National Geological Museum in Pathum Thani province. The whale skeleton is expected to be exhibited in Samut Sakhon for people and children to see and study.

28 January 2021 (Readers 39)

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