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Education and Outreach collections
Lee Creek Mine, North America, United States, North Carolina, Beaufort County
This object is part of the Education and Outreach collection, some of which are in the Q?rius science education center and available to see.
Cenozoic - Neogene
Bones of the flipper; immature specimen.
These specimens are fossilized pectoral flipper bones of an immature whale. While swimming, a whale uses both flippers to stop and steer. Each bone is about 1.5-2.25cm thick and measures between 5cm-9.5cm x 2.25cm-4.5cm.