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Massive Fossil Find in L.A. Subway Dig (PHOTO)

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[caption id="attachment_81554" align="aligncenter" width="584"]Kim Scott, Director of Paleontology for Cogstone, a Metro project consultant, holds a rock that appears to contain the skull of a sea lion, perhaps two million years or more old. It was unearthed Tuesday afternoon during excavation of the exploratory shaft for the Purple Line Extension subway project. Photo by Dave Sotero/Metro. Kim Scott, Director of Paleontology for Cogstone, a Metro project consultant, holds a rock that appears to contain the skull of a sea lion, perhaps two million years or more old. It was unearthed Tuesday afternoon during excavation of the exploratory shaft for the Purple Line Extension subway project. Photo by Dave Sotero/Metro.[/caption]

New Discovery in L.A. Subway

A 19-meter profound shaft being dug for a new Los Angeles' subway line is loaded with fortune. The alleged Subway to the Sea is still nine miles away from the beach, however excavation has uncovered a few animals from the sea depths… the ancient sea floor!

Metro's Steve Hymon and Dave Sotero dared to flee to the site of the exploratory shaft, which is a preconstruction activity to verify the conditions are tantamount to where architects will be tunneling. Since its a site known to be delicate — the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) is battling to push ahead with its expansion arrangements across the street — scientists are on location to determine nothing retrieved is damaged.

Currently, the group has uncovered geoducks, sand dollars, and cones and seeds. Be that as it may, while Hymon and Sotero were there, the group discovered an ocean lion skull that they found to be two million years of age. It was uncovered Tuesday evening during the excavation of the exploratory shaft for the Purple Line Extension subway.

The shaft is being dug close to the La Brea Tar Pits , a location among the most critical paleontological destinations on the planet, so it's no astonishment to discover a rich storage of Ice Age fossils.

The marine fossils are not the where this ends — researchers believe they will discover extensive mammals when they start development next year. The work is a significant venture in the preparation for station excavation and tunneling for the tram.

[caption id="attachment_81555" align="aligncenter" width="970"]A 19-metre deep shaft being dug for Los Angeles’s newest subway line is filled with buried treasure. The so-called Subway to the Sea is still nine miles from the beach, but excavation has already revealed some creatures from the ocean floor…the prehistoric ocean floor! A 19-metre deep shaft being dug for Los Angeles’s newest subway line is filled with buried treasure. The so-called Subway to the Sea is still nine miles from the beach, but excavation has already revealed some creatures from the ocean floor…the prehistoric ocean floor![/caption]

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Ice Age Fossils Are Being Unearthed By L.A.'s Subway Construction
http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2014/03/ice-age-fossils-are-being-unearthed-by-las-subway-construction/

Photos of the exploratory shaft being dug in preparation of Purple Line Extension construction
http://thesource.metro.net/2014/03/05/photos-of-the-exploratory-shaft-being-dug-in-preparation-of-purple-line-extension-construction/

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