Nick Pyenson Reconstructs Bygone Whale Populations Using Fossils

The Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History paleobiologist also studies the evolution of echolocation and special sensory structures in modern whales.

Nick Pyenson Reconstructs Bygone Whale Populations Using Fossils
Nick Pyenson Reconstructs Bygone Whale Populations Using Fossils

The Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History paleobiologist also studies the evolution of echolocation and special sensory structures in modern whales.

The Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History paleobiologist also studies the evolution of echolocation and special sensory structures in modern whales.

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