Missing skeleton that marked the existence of the gray seal finally reappears

More than a century after it was misplaced, a skeleton that first alerted scientists to the existence of the gray seal has reappearedThe Washington Post reports. While it was missing, several misconceptions about the creature arose, including that this individual originally came from Greenland. (It is actually from Denmark.) In a paper published by the Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, scientists explain that the skull, found in the Natural History Museum of Denmark, has been tested to determine that is the same one Otto Fabricius, its original discoverer, described 2 centuries ago. What’s more, genetic tests place the seal in the Baltic Sea, off the coast of Denmark, just as Fabricius first said.

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