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A Prehistoric Toothless Dolphin That Ate by Vacuuming Up Squid

A 30-million-year-old fossil found in South Carolina belonged to a weird, weird creature.
Source: Courtesy of Robert Boessenecker

The skull came from the Wando River, which today runs past Charleston, South Carolina to the ocean.

Thirty million years ago, it was all under the sea. Ancient dolphins and whales swam over what would become Charleston's cobblestone streets. For millions of years, megalodons also swam in this sea, leaving behind shark teeth bigger than your hand. And it was divers looking for megalodon teeth who initially found the

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