Discovery of a giant whale skeleton
Researchers in Samut Sakhon in Thailand found a Pride whale skeleton of 12 meters and a length of 3 meters of skull, and its age was estimated at about 50 thousand years.
The British newspaper "The Guardian" quoted the Minister of Environment and Natural Resources in Thailand Farawat Silpa Archa as saying that the remains that were found will help scientists understand the evolution of animals, and track the change of sea levels over thousands of years.
Marcus Chua, of the National University of Singapore, said the presence of a large fossil whale dating back thousands of years near Bangkok would provide strong evidence of the location of the sea during that period.
Chua added that the discovery will contribute to identifying areas that could be inundated with the increase in global warming.
He added, "Scientists can also study the sediments on the whale to find out more data related to the biological communities that existed at that time, and compare them to today's systems."
It should be noted that the "Pride" whales are still present in Thailand, but they are classified as endangered animals that are subject to protection from hunting.