15-million-year-old whale skeleton found in Virginia

Posted at 4:02 PM, Aug 05, 2013
and last updated 2013-08-05 16:02:21-04

STRATFORD HALL, Va. (WTVR) - In Virginia, crew just made the largest whale skeleton discovery ever, for this area.

Crews from a Maryland museum just completed excavating the skull of a baleen whale  from the banks of the Potomac River in Stratford Hall, Virginia. It's a 15-million-year-old find.

The skull is six-feet long, meaning the animal was at least 25 feet in length. 

The Calvert Marine Museum's paleontologists are continuing excavation to remove the rest of the whale skeleton.