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Ancient bones reveal 2 whale species lost from the Mediterranean Sea: Ancient bones from Roman archaeological sites reveal 2 whale species lost from the Mediterranean Seawww.sciencedaily.com

Two thousand years ago the Mediterranean Sea was a haven for two species of whale which have since virtually disappeared from the North Atlantic, a new study analyzing ancient bones suggests. The discovery of the whale bones in the ruins of a Roman fish processing factory located at the strait of Gibraltar also hints at the possibility that the Romans may have hunted the whales.

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