STL Science Center

STL Science Center

03 May 2015

Walking Whales

There are a lot of good places to share facts today. There are a variety of reasons for that, but of course the most obvious is that whales are charismatic megafauna and the history of evolution of charismatic animals is big business in science. That and it is simply really awesome to see the transition of animals when we have a good serial fossil history. Remember, though, that a good serial history does not mean that we have every single step on the way to whale. Anyhow, Prehistoric Wildlife and Dinosaur Jungle both have good fact sheets and are not our usual fare; we are branching out today. Additionally, AMNH has a nice short news release about some display work they were doing with Ambulocetus and there is a really nice progression animation to go with an exhibition that the Museum of New Zealand had in the past. It is well worth the minute or so that it runs.

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