Evolution of Whales Animation

Whales have existed for million of years. Watch this animation, from the Sant Ocean Hall, to see how they evolved from land-dwellers to the animals we know today. Discover more about whale evolution in our Ocean Over Time interactive. Note: this video contains no audio.

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Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on

Nice information video on the evolution of species! To bad it hasn't have audio, any way to find a copy with the audio enabled? Would help a lot.
Thanks, Lais

Submitted by Caroline (not verified) on

this video was detailed and was also very helpful THANKYOU!:)

Submitted by Name666 (not verified) on

Video isn't visible in Firefox 27.0.1, no add-ons, default plugins.

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Submitted by RAWRRRR (not verified) on

People believe in different things. Some people believe in the science side some believe in the religious side. Scientists are just researching because this is what they have found through fossils and have researched it for longer and gone into more detail than what we know! No point arguing what you believe. Everyone has their own opinion. End of story.

Submitted by Guillermo Zubiaga (not verified) on

RAWRRRR Sorry. but I could not disagree with you more. Science is not based on a dogmatic system of believes but on facts. There is no argument here. Feel free to believe the sun revolves around the earth or that the earth is flat, but do not be surprised if your believes are followed by ill conceived laughter.

Submitted by Cat (not verified) on

this is pretty cool, but I believe that God created the world and that when he did it was not million and billions of years ago man and animal were created around the same time. and I refuse to believe I am from monkeys or apes or whatever, I am created in God's image and I bet you he is not a monkey, God bless all!

Submitted by Ricardo (not verified) on

Denial is a word that was made up to account for religion's inability to co-exist with science. You can choose to believe in Creationism or Intelligent Design, but they are ideologies with no basis in fact or science.

Submitted by Brayds (not verified) on

Yet evolution is only a theory, surrounded by science and no fact.

Submitted by John Johnson (not verified) on

Evolution is a theory. But so is gravity. So is quantum mechanics. But just as gravity is useful for putting satellites in orbit, and quantum mechanics is necessary for making computers work, evolution is a useful theory that allows us to understanding the origins of the diversity of life on Earth. It's also useful for understanding genetics, developing cures for diseases, medicine, bio-synthetics, etc. You can dismiss it as "just a theory," but you can use the same logic to dismiss the existence of electrons or general relativity. However, since electrons and GR don't contradict your system of beliefs, you make the decision to dismiss one yet believe the others, and take advantage of all of them.

Submitted by E.F.W. (not verified) on

Gravity is a law.
It is not a theory.
Believe in what you want, but don't force those beliefs upon others.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on

It all happened so long ago. Who would have thought whales evolved from land dwelling organisms! And how did they get so big from a rather small creature?

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on

This is informative, but where can I find more information?

Submitted by bill (not verified) on

go to you tube 90 minute lecture by Dr. Donald Prothero: Evolution how we know it happened. Interesting, clear, funny, detailed description (diagrams and pictures) of the fossils which demonstrate the transitions between species.

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