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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

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    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)

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  2. Brandon Denney

    Brandon Denney Angel Fish

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    This is fascinating, thanks for the post!
     

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