Recent research on a diminutive fossil whale from Egypt was recently published in the New York Times, Egypt Today, and other news outlets. The study focused on a species of ancient whales that came back into relevance after the discovery of fossils in the bottom of a once existing ocean in the low-land governorate of Fayoum (located about 62 miles southwest of Cairo).

Although the project was mainly headed by Mansoura University and the American University in Cairo, one of our very own graduate students at Michigan Earth, Sanaa El-Sayed, was part of the research team. The other Egyptian scientists working on this project are Mohammed Antar, Abdullah Gohar, Heba El-Desouky, and Hesham Sallam.

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