Fossil dolphin collection

Aaron O’Dea / Smithsonian Institution
September 1, 2015
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Aaron O’Dea / Smithsonian Institution

Scientists from the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History and the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute collect the fossils of Isthminia panamensis, a new fossil dolphin, from the Caribbean coast of Panama on 18 June 2011. The fossil is encased in a white plaster jacket, and recovered as the tide rushed in.

Credit: Aaron O’Dea / Smithsonian Institution