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oldest fur seal
2015-02-12 15:07:26

The discovery of the oldest known fur seal, a tiny creature slightly larger than a sea otter, has helped close a five million year old gap in the evolutionary history of these semi-aquatic marine mammals, according to research published in the latest edition of Biology Letters.

Fossils Reveal Eclectic Ancient Marine Mammals Of North Pacific
2014-02-06 08:47:30

The pre-Ice Age marine mammals of the North Pacific were a diverse and fascinating lot, according to an analysis of hundreds of fossil bones and teeth excavated from the San Francisco Bay Area's Purisima Formation.

Ice Age Was No Match For The Dwarf Baleen Whale
2013-04-05 05:29:28

According to new research published in the journal Naturwissenschaften, the dwarf baleen whale lived well into the Ice Age.


Word of the Day
dipsas
  • A serpent whose bite was fabled to produce intense thirst.
The word 'dipsas' comes from a Greek word meaning 'thirst'.