Ancient whale bones (probably a Bow Head Whale) on a raised beach at Alkefjellet, Svalbard.
Ancient whale bones (probably a Bow Head Whale) on a raised beach at Alkefjellet 79 ° 36'n 18 ° 27'e Hinlopenstretet Friesland Spitzbergen, Svalbard. At the end of the last glacial period as the ice melted, the weight was lifted off the land, and the depression of the earths crust formed by the weight of the ice was reversed and the crust started to bounce back in a process called isostatic rebound, leaving the formed coastline high and dry. Some of the ancient whale bones have been dated at 10
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