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Fossils headed to Smithsonian

Posted: Friday, Oct 25th, 2013


Molars from an extinct hippo-like marine mammal can be seen in this partial skull collected along Oregon’s central coast by Kent Gibson of Newport. Kent Gibson of Newport holds the partial skull of an extinct dolphin relative. The fossil was the first major find for Gibson, who located it along Ona Beach.


NEWPORT — About 17 years ago, Kent Gibson was wandering along a stretch of Ona Beach with his dog, Bart, when he came across a rock while looking for agates.

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