This post combines a couple of my interests--history, law schools, whales. Just not in the way you might think.
The illustration (of the Mammoth) is from Thomas Jefferson's website on the discoveries.
Yesterday, the jaw, shoulder blade, neck bone and upper spine of a baleen whale, possibly 600,000 years old, were found in the reddish soil where excavation is taking place for the $68 million project. The ocean-going creature might have been 40 feet long.