Whale Fossil from the Pliocene of Iceland

Representing the Yale Peabody Museum, traveled to Iceland with a team of four Paleontologists to assist in the removal of a whale fossil from a cliff in Tjörnes discovered by Dr. Jakob Vinther. This fossil represents the first major vertebrate fossil from Pliocene Iceland and fills a geographical gap in the Neogene whale record. Filmed and photographed the exhibition and produced documentary short displaying discovery.

Year: 2011

Location: Tjörnes, Iceland

Sponsor: National Geographic Society Young Explorer’s Grant and Yale Institute for Biospheric Studies Center for Field Ecology Pilot Grant

Presented: Documentary Short: Whale Fossil from Pliocene of Iceland