Found: A Missing Link in Whale Evolution

Whales are some of largest animals to ever exist on Earth, and they have an incredible evolutionary history.

Modern species can be divided into two major groups depending on their feeding style: the toothed carnivores, such as the killer whale, and those such as the blue whale that use comb-like ‘baleen’ to filter enormous amounts of plankton from seawater. Baleen is formed from a series of plates made from keratin that hang suspended from the upper jaw, and provide a distinct filtering s

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