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Whale Predecessors Had 100-Million-Year Run

March 3rd, 2010

Episode 50 of 580 episodes

A study in the journal Science shows that bony fish filter-feeders spent 100 million years developing and occupying the niche that baleen whales do now. Another Science study finds that whale diversity has been determined by the types of tiny organisms they eat. Cynthia Graber reports

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