Scientists from Chile and scientists from the Smithsonian Institution have been working together on a big archeological project.
A huge collection of whale fossils were almost buried under a new highway.
Out in the Atacama desert, this one area has long been known as "Whale Hill" by the locals.
The government has been putting in a new coastal highway system that would have paved right over these ancient fossils.
Paleontologist Mario Suarez got a little radical and persuaded his government to recover the bones first.
The dig has turned out to be really successful.
Approximately 80 whales have been preserved in the sedimentary rock.
The whale fossils are in remarkable condition, which will allow scientist an opportunity to learn a lot about these creatures.
There also appears to be a small family of whales including mother, father, and baby whale.
Check out the video to take a look at the fossils.