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Oregon’s ocean ancestry makes for fossilized fun

By: Rachel Hatch | News reporter

New natural history exhibit showcases whale evolution with native Oregon fossils

University junior and anthropology major Robert Divine spent his Friday night, unlike most students, removing dirt from a 14 million-year-old fossilized whale skull using a file and a tooth brush. “If you push too hard or slip, the whole fossil is p…