Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Evolutions

Millions of years ago, the ancestors of whales took to the water. Over time, they evolved to become exclusively marine organisms, and in time some species even became bigger than the dinosaurs.


Hanging above are casts of the ancient versions of contemporary whales.


Here we have the fossil of a small mammal, with artistic renderings on the wall, a critter that had a lot in common with the contemporary lemur.


For today I leave off with some more panels. The upper portion of this area was closed off during my visit- another Covid modification. I hope the next time I visit the Museum that I can get up there. It features more early mammals.

33 comments:

  1. I find this all amazing. Evolution is amazing too
    MB

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  2. wow so nice to read!Very interesting!

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  3. Interesting evolution of the whales.

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  4. I will love to visit this museum! He has the big dinosaur skeleton colection, special of dinosaurs that were in North America and Canada! That's so great!

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  5. It dumbfounds me that people still reject evolution.

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  6. @MB: I agree.

    @Anita: that it is.

    @Nancy: they had quite a journey.

    @Ella: it is quite a museum.

    @David: it baffles me too.

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  7. The theory of evolution fascinates.

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  8. A nice and interesting chapter.
    Those skeletons are impressive and scary.

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  9. It is so curious that they left the sea and then went back to it and then became so gigantic, or at least some of them did.

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  10. What an excellent, clear-cut look at evolution. It fascinates me.

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  11. The size of those skeletons is amazing!

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  12. @Magiceye: it does.

    @Jan: I can see that.

    @Anvilcloud: there is a big difference in size between a dolphin and a blue whale, after all.

    @Jeanie: me too.

    @RedPat: it is.

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  13. ...evolution in some people doesn't seem to be going well.

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  14. Ongoing evolution! Wonder how we will be perceived hundreds of years from now William ✨

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  15. It's interesting to see how different animals evolved.

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  16. Interesting and fascinating, William !

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  17. Very interesting to read about the evolution of different animals.

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  18. I've only seen beluga whales and they are thought of as small whales.

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  19. This is a great post! It is part of our distant past that holds my interest.

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  20. There is a lot to see in this museum !

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  21. science museums are such a fun.

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  22. @Tom: we're seeing regression in some quarters.

    @Grace: things change.

    @Sharon: it is, yes.

    @Karl: I think so.

    @Bill: that it is.

    @Red: true. Same with narwhals.

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  23. @Cloudia: thank you!

    @Klara: that it is.

    @Denise: for me too.

    @Jennifer: it is, yes.

    @Gattina: there really is.

    @Klara: they are.

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  24. Those skeletons have pretty scary looking teeth.

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  25. Evolution and history - so very interesting. Reminds me of an exhibition I went to in Dubai in Nov 2019. Thanks for visiting William!

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  26. An alarming percentage of those skeletons consists of teeth.

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  27. Fascinating evolution display photos ~ always amazing ~

    Moment by moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  28. William - fossils are fascinating!

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  29. always learning. love that. ( ;

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