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Early Whales Gave Birth on Land, Fossil Find Reveals


February 4, 2009

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Two newly described fossil whales--a pregnant female and a male of the same species--reveal how primitive whales gave birth and provide new insights into how whales made the transition from land to sea. Full Story

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University of Michigan

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