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WHALE FOSSIL

World-first research sheds light on the origin of the baleen whale

Monash University scientists have played a key role in discovering the origin of filter feeding in baleen whales – the largest animal known to have ever existed.

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Dr Alistair Evans

Small winners in the mammalian race to evolve

Words: Julian Cribb It takes at least 10 times as many generations for a mouse to reach elephantine proportions as for the reverse transition, reveals a vast study of mammalian...