Mystery Whale Graveyard Linked to Toxic Algae

Skeleton fossils from at least 40 whales were discovered in 2010 near a coastal highway in Chile.
3:00 | 02/26/14

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Scientists now say they may know the mystery behind the whale graveyard and -- -- and while the mammals died there more than five million years ago. Over forty different types of whales skeletons complete were discovered during construction of the Pan American highway. Scientists now believe the whales all ingested -- toxic algae that killed them pretty quickly. Toxic algae is still one of the main causes for mass stranding even today with marine animals. In this case in Chile they all died facing the same direction and in an upside down position. The site has become known as Sarah Diana to sciences these are the marine animals superstars the -- -- seen period.

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