Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: Lazarus Whales

  1. #1 Lazarus Whales 
    Time Lord Paleoichneum's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Washington State, USA
    Very cool looking abstract from the Proceedings of the Royal Society B today. The pygmy right whale Caperea marginata: the last of the cetotheres (I don't have access to the article itself ) If the results are confirmed and accepted by biologists and paleobiologists, this would resurrect the family Cetotheriidae from extinction. The family first emerged about 15 million years ago and was a major player in the global seas until its contraction and possible extinction during the Pliocene. Thoughts??

    If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world. -Thorin Oakenshield

    The needs of the many outweigh the need of the few - Spock of Vulcan & Sentinel Prime of Cybertron ---proof that "the needs" are in the eye of the beholder.
    Reply With Quote  


  3. #2  
    Moderator Moderator
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    city of wine and roses
    Nifty if it all works out. Good time to be into paleobiology I reckon.

    "Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen." Winston Churchill
    "nature is like a game of Jenga; you never know which brick you pull out will cause the whole stack to collapse" Lucy Cooke
    Reply With Quote  

  4. #3  
    Forum Professor Zwirko's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    55 N, 3 W

    Do you read Brian Switek's blog, "Laelaps"? If not, then I recommend it. A very talented young writer imo.

    Anyway, he's got a post up about Caperea marginata if you want his take on the story.
    Reply With Quote  

Similar Threads

  1. Whales enrich the ocean.
    By skeptic in forum Biology
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: August 8th, 2011, 12:13 AM
  2. Japanese hunting whales under the banner of 'research'
    By Swaroop in forum Environmental Issues
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: August 7th, 2006, 03:17 PM
Posting Permissions
  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts