A well preserved skull of a gigantic prehistoric sea monster was recently discovered in southern England’s Jurassic Coast. The creature, called a pliosaur, roamed the Earth 150 million years ago and was 6.6 ft. long. The fossil was buried alongside a cliff and took three weeks to excavate in a complex, dangerous process. Scientists spent weeks constructing the bones together like a jigsaw puzzle and were surprised to find the entire fossil to be nearly intact. The incredible fossil provides an opportunity to learn more about prehistoric sea life, and research is now underway to deepen understanding of the pliosaur. A David Attenborough narrated documentary on the journey of uncovering the fossil will premiere in the coming months, titled “Attenborough and the Jurassic Sea Monster”.
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