Subject: Whale evolution

Martine Berube (
Tue, 12 May 1998 14:33:03 +0200 (MET DST)

Dear Elsie,
Yes, the fossil record indicates that they looked like wolf creatures which
were scavengers at the water's edge. They were thought to have ventured
gradually deeper to sea to look for food. They were living at the edge of an
ancient sea, in what is now India and Pakistan. 

At 07.03 PM 11-05-1998 EDT, you wrote:
>I came in on the end of an animal documentary, where they were tracing animals
>evolutionary changes.  Did whales evolve from a 4-legged land animal?
Martine Berube
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