Professor of Paleontology and Director, Museum of Paleontology, University of Michigan
Digging for fossils in the desert of Pakistan, Philip Gingerich made a series of startling finds. They demonstrate that whales evolved from four-legged mammals much like the ancestor to the modern-day hippo. Visitors to the museum exhibit travel back with Gingerich to an ancient shore—the cradle of walking whales—and investigate some of the earliest known fossil whales and his most recent discovery, Rodhocetus.
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