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Life at the Bottom: The Prolific Afterlife of Whales

Added: 26.05.2017 14:00 | 3 views | 0 comments

On the deep seafloor, the carcasses of the largest mammals give life to unique ecosystems

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WATCH: Killer whales charge toward blue whale off California coast

Added: 25.05.2017 21:17 | 0 views | 0 comments

A pod of killer whales appears to charge at blue whale off the coast of Monterey, California, in a rare encounter captured by a drone camera on May 18.

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Whales only recently evolved into giants when changing ice, oceans concentrated prey

Added: 25.05.2017 14:18 | 0 views | 0 comments

A team of scientists have traced the evolution of whale size through more than 30 million years of history and found that very large whales appeared along several branches of the family tree about 2 to 3 million years ago. Increasing ice sheets in the Northern Hemisphere during this period likely altered the way whales' food was distributed in the oceans and enhanced the benefits of a large body size, the scientists say.

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How did whales get so big? Paleontologists say they’ve figured it out.

Added: 25.05.2017 12:50 | 9 views | 0 comments

Blue whales are the most massive animals to exist in the history of animals. Dreadnoughtus and those other thundering, 60-ton dinosaurs? Bantamweights next to one of today's 100-ton Balaenoptera musculus. “We truly live in an age of giants,” said Nicholas D. Pyenson, an expert in the paleobiology of marine mammals at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History. Blue whales, ......

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Whales Only Recently Evolved into Giants

Added: 25.05.2017 12:40 | 3 views | 0 comments

The early ancestors of 100-foot-long blue whales were dolphin-sized, according to new research that explains how they and other whale giants got to be so big.

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From: www.livescience.com

WATCH: Killer whales charge toward blue whale off California coast

Added: 24.05.2017 19:59 | 3 views | 0 comments

A pod of killer whales appears to charge at blue whale off the coast of Monterey, California, in a rare encounter captured by a drone camera on May 18.

From: abcnews.go.com

How did whales get so big, so quickly? Scientists think they've found the answer

Added: 24.05.2017 16:35 | 9 views | 0 comments


Scientists think they have answered a whale of a mystery: How the ocean creatures got so huge so quickly.
A few million years ago, the largest whales, averaged maybe 15 feet long. That's big, but you could still hold a fossil skull in two hands.
Then seemingly overnight, one type of whale — the...

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Whales only recently evolved into giants when changing ice, oceans concentrated prey

Added: 24.05.2017 16:00 | 1 views | 0 comments

A team of scientists have traced the evolution of whale size through more than 30 million years of history and found that very large whales appeared along several branches of the family tree about 2 to 3 million years ago. Increasing ice sheets in the Northern Hemisphere during this period likely altered the way whales' food was distributed in the oceans and enhanced the benefits of a large body size, the scientists say.

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WATCH: Killer whales charge toward blue whale off California coast

Added: 24.05.2017 9:59 | 2 views | 0 comments

A pod of killer whales appears to charge at blue whale off the coast of Monterey, California, in a rare encounter captured by a drone camera on May 18.

From: abcnews.go.com

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