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University of Florida

Unraveling Whale Evolution

Caption: J.G.M. 'Hans' Thewissen, Ph.D., a member of the department of anatomy at Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine in Rootstown, Ohio, holds a two-month old fetus of a spotted dolphin. A reconstruction of the fossil whale Kutchicetus, which lived about 45 million years ago in India, is behind him.

Credit: Carole Harwood/NEOUCOM

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