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Breakthrough Study: Points to Reasons for Whale Gigantism

Discussion in 'Sea Save Foundation' started by Sea Save Foundation, Jun 1, 2017.

  1. Sea Save Foundation

    Sea Save Foundation Sea Save Foundation Leader

    Scientists hypothesize why baleen whales (ie blue and humpback whales) evolved to such a large size. They published in "The Proceedings of the Royal Society" that 4.5 million years ago, a climatic change necessitated binge-eating behavior. Using a phylogenetic macroevolutionary model, they incorporated data that lead them to speculate that size increase via Brownian movement and made this eating behavior more efficient.

    Read more here (number 5)

  2. Brandon Denney

    Brandon Denney Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 0 - 24
    Location: Amarillo, TX
    This is fascinating, thanks for the post!

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