Scientists unearthed the fossilized remains of a big whale in Peru in 2008, but not until now have they been sure what they had found. It turns out to have been a whale-eating whale–between 45 and 60 feet long, with teeth bigger than those of a T Rex.
The scientists who made the find have a literary bent. They named the new cetacean Leviathan melvillei, after Herman Melville, author of the whaling clasic Moby Dick.
Science News has the details.–David E