Whale Fossil

Whale Fossil (HM1D7W)

Location: Mission Viejo, CA 92691 Orange County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 36.075', W 117° 40.327'

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Originally dedicated on June 4, 1977 by the Mission Viejo Cultural and Heritage Association.

The Fossil was unearthed in the southern part of the city in 1976, and is a partial skull of a Baleen whale belonging to the Bowhead or right whale family.

Alive over 3.5 to 5 million years ago, this whale would have been over 58 feet long and weighed 50 tons with a skull 9 feet across and 14.5 feet long. This is the only fossil skull of this type on scientifically display in California.
HM NumberHM1D7W
Placed ByCity of Mission Viejo Heritage
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 at 11:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 437642 N 3718147
Decimal Degrees33.60125000, -117.67211667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 36.075', W 117° 40.327'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 36' 4.50" N, 117° 40' 19.62" W
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Area Code(s)949, 714
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 24902 Chrisanta Dr, Mission Viejo CA 92691, US
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