Dr. A. P. Ousdal is a physician by day, amateur paleontologist by night. By 1940, the California man had collected 500,000 fossils during his weekend (and sometimes midnight) expeditions into the mountains and the Pacific ocean. "Only by comparing the present with the past can we learn the significance of the past," said the Norway native, cryptically. Here, Ousdal displays a rib from a prehistoric whale.
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