Ancient Monster Unearthed in Thailand: 5,000-Year-Old Discovery Amazes at 39 Feet Long
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Experts believe that the well preserved remains of a 39-foot whale discovered in Thailand are between 3,000 and 5,000 years old.
Researchers discovered the partially fossilized bones of a Bryde’s whale near Samut Sakhon, west of Bangkok, around 12 kilometers from the shore.
Bryde’s whales, which may weigh between 13 and 28 tons, inhabit tropical and mild temperate oceans worldwide and are still present in Thailand’s waters.
In the previous 10,000 years, tectonic action has risen the land by around 13 feet above sea level. This explains how the whale arrived up on the present-day continent.
Experts estimate that the well preserved remains of a 40-foot-long whale discovered off the coast of Thailand are between 3,000 and 5,000 years old.
Researchers discovered the partially fossilized bones of a Bryde’s whale near Samut Sakhon, west of Bangkok, around 7.5 miles from the shore. According to Marcus Chua, a mammal researcher at the National University of Singapore, the extraordinarily well-preserved bones consтιтute a “unique find.”
“There are few whale subfossils in Asia,” he noted, adding that even fewer are “in such good shape.”
The environment minister of Thailand, zzz, posted images of the whale bone on Facebook. Varawut Silpa-archa is the son of the previous prime minister of the nation.
Researchers from Thailand’s Ministries of Mineral Resources and Marine and Coastal Resources have so far retrieved around four-fifths of the bones, which are being painstakingly dug from the surrounding clay.
The skeleton is comprised of a roughly 10-foot-long skull, fins, ribs, vertebrae, and one shoulder blade.
Moreover, researchers have discovered the remnants of barnacles, crabs, shark teeth, and stingrays.
The whale bones will shortly be carbon-dated in order to offer a more precise estimate of the whale’s age; findings are expected next month.
According to Marcus Chua, a mammal researcher at the National University of Singapore, the nearly fully preserved bones consтιтute a “unique find.” He continued, “There are few whale subfossils in Asia,” with even fewer, zzz. The expert added, “in such excellent shape”
According to Mr. Chua, the discovery would allow scientists to better comprehend how Bryde’s whales lived thousands of years ago, as well as how they may have varied in the past.
The bones will also shed insight on the palaeobiological and geological circumstances of the period, including the ᴀssessment of sea level, kinds of sediments, and present biological communities, he told the BBC.
After the skeleton has been dated, this discovery will reveal insight into the past.