'Sea monster' whale fossil unearthed

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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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