'Sea monster' whale fossil unearthed


Researchers have put on display the fossilised remains of an ancient whale with huge, fearsome teeth.

Writing in the journal Nature, the scientists have dubbed the 12 million-year-old creature "Leviathan".

It is thought to have been more than 17m (55ft) long, and might have engaged in fierce battles with other giant sea creatures from the time.

A 3m-long fossilised skull of the creature was discovered by researchers in southern Peru in 2008.

Pallab Ghosh reports.

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