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Found: Whale Thought Extinct for 2 Million Years


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Britt
- 566 days ago - news.discovery.com
An ancient species of whale thought to be extinct.



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rene davis (74)
Friday December 21, 2012, 11:44 am
now what driving it into extinction like so many other sea creatures that are endangered.
 

Roseann D. (178)
Friday December 21, 2012, 12:19 pm
Sadly, it might be now that the one pictures looks dead.
 

Allan Yorkowitz (457)
Friday December 21, 2012, 2:35 pm
What a horrible picture...but thanks for the information.
 

Terry V. (30)
Friday December 21, 2012, 5:21 pm
noted
 

Roger Garin-michaud (61)
Friday December 21, 2012, 7:18 pm
noted, thanks !
 

Gloria picchetti (287)
Saturday December 22, 2012, 5:29 am
Welcome back buddy! If it were me I would stay in hiding!
 

Jaime A. (32)
Saturday December 22, 2012, 6:27 am
Noted.
 

Bruno Moreira (61)
Saturday December 22, 2012, 7:10 am
noted thanks
 

Lynda Mcmillan (0)
Saturday December 22, 2012, 7:16 am
Interesting read.
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday December 22, 2012, 8:38 am
Noted ,thanks.
 

aj E. (163)
Saturday December 22, 2012, 11:37 am
great news.
 

Heather L. (3)
Saturday December 22, 2012, 1:48 pm
Did I read the article wrong or what ? The Pygmy Right Whale, not extinct, is the last living descendant of a whale species that went extinct 2 million years ago. So what, it's still extinct . That's like saying Australopithecus has been rediscovered because humans are its last living descendant.
 

James E. (16)
Saturday December 22, 2012, 1:49 pm
Thanks for sharing, we can only hope the one washed ashore was not the last one....
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday December 22, 2012, 3:17 pm
Navy sonar? :(
 

monka blanke (74)
Saturday December 22, 2012, 3:18 pm
Thanks for sharing.
 

janet f. (29)
Saturday December 22, 2012, 3:37 pm
The only way to avoid extinction is to stay far, far away from humans. They've clearly evolved enough to know that.
 

Hector Rodriguez (4)
Saturday December 22, 2012, 3:43 pm
Stay away from humans, specially Asians. Those are the worst animal destroyers.
 

Marie W. (64)
Saturday December 22, 2012, 4:53 pm
Anything Man hunts faces extinction.
 

Bob P. (424)
Saturday December 22, 2012, 6:31 pm
thanks
 

linda g. (3)
Saturday December 22, 2012, 8:47 pm
Thrilling to be reacquainted with such a beautiful aquatic species.
 

John B. (215)
Saturday December 22, 2012, 11:18 pm
Thanks Britt for the link to the article by Tia Ghose. Very interesting and informative. Read and noted.
 

Trish GONE AWAY GEIDEL (214)
Sunday December 23, 2012, 1:15 am

SSSH !!! DON'T ANYONE TELL THE JAPANESE WHALERS !!!

THEY WILL WANT TO ADD THEM TO THEIR * RESEARCH * LIST !!!!!
 

Ruth S. (313)
Sunday December 23, 2012, 7:08 am
I agree with Trish Topcat.
 

Theodore Shayne (56)
Sunday December 23, 2012, 11:50 am
It just goes to show how little we know about our planet.
 

Kay M. (354)
Sunday December 23, 2012, 12:12 pm
cool.
 

Nimue P. (216)
Sunday December 23, 2012, 7:01 pm
Cool, let's hope there are more. And put them on the endangered list right away. Noted thanks.
 

Sergio Padilla (62)
Sunday December 23, 2012, 8:26 pm
Thanks for posting, just amazing. Wish all aninals would hide from humans.....
 

Mitchell D. (127)
Tuesday December 25, 2012, 12:00 pm
Fascincating, and all the more reason to protect ALL whales from hunting.
 
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