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Nazi bombs destroyed a priceless ‘sea monster’ fossil. Scientists just found its long-lost plaster copies.


When Nazi pilots bombed a precious “sea monster” fossil to smithereens during a World War II London air raid, a detailed black-and-white illustration of the predatory marine reptile, known as an ichthyosaur, was the only visual record that remained of the pulverized ancient bones.

At least, that’s what paleontologists thought. 

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