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Rare whale found on Australian beach believed to be evolutionary throwback

Discussion in 'Australia' started by Jabiru96, 17 May 2016.

  1. Jabiru96

    Jabiru96 Well-Known Member

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    Rare whale found on Australian beach believed to be evolutionary throwback | Science | The Guardian

     
  2. Chlidonias

    Chlidonias Moderator Staff Member

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    a more sensible article than the "evolutionary throwback" ones:
    Unusual teeth of rare whale more ?oddity? than evolutionary throwback - Australian Geographic
    It's worth pointing out that male characteristics in "freak" females occur randomly in many animals - e.g. female narwhals with horns, female antelope with male horns or colouration.