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Science Sundays: Digging into Kern County's Paleontology

Posted at 6:00 AM, Oct 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-29 18:45:13-05

Did you know just minutes from downtown Bakersfield lies a fossil deposit 15 million years old? In this week's Science Sunday segment we're taking you to the Ernst Quarries at Sharktooth Hill, one of the most significant marine fossil sites in the world!

Owner/operator Robert Ernst sat down with our Chief Meteorologist Elaina Rusk to explain some of the most significant discoveries unearthed at that Miocene Era bonebed right here in our own backyard.

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Ernst also told us the history of the region, including how Sharktooth Hill was discovered and then preserved. Check it out:

Science Sunday: A deeper dig into Kern County's paleontology