Spying on Whales

Spying on Whales

The Past, Present, and Future of Earth's Most Awesome Creatures

Book - 2018
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Whales are among the largest, most intelligent, deepest diving species to have ever lived on our planet. They evolved from land-roaming, dog-sized creatures into animals that move like fish, breathe like us, can grow to 300,000 pounds, live 200 years and travel entire ocean basins. Whales fill us with terror, awe, and affection--yet there is still so much we don't know about them. Why did it take whales over 50 million years to evolve to such big sizes, and how do they eat enough to stay that big? How did their ancestors return from land to the sea--and what can their lives tell us about evolution as a whole? Importantly, in the sweepstakes of human-driven habitat and climate change, will whales survive?
Publisher: New York, New York :, Viking,, [2018]
ISBN: 9780735224568
0735224560
Branch Call Number: 599.5 PY
Characteristics: 1 volume

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