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Found: Whale Thought Extinct for 2 Million Years

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- 2004 days ago -
An ancient species of whale thought to be extinct.

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irene d (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.

. (0)
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

Roger G (154)
Friday December 21, 2012, 7:18 pm
noted, thanks !

Gloria picchetti (304)
Saturday December 22, 2012, 5:29 am
Welcome back buddy! If it were me I would stay in hiding!

Jaime A (52)
Saturday December 22, 2012, 6:27 am

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

Lynda Mcmillan (11)
Saturday December 22, 2012, 7:16 am
Interesting read.

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

aj E (164)
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? :(

M B (62)
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 (67)
Saturday December 22, 2012, 4:53 pm
Anything Man hunts faces extinction.

Bob P (394)
Saturday December 22, 2012, 6:31 pm

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

John B (185)
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.

Sunday December 23, 2012, 1:15 am



Ruth C (87)
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 (347)
Sunday December 23, 2012, 12:12 pm

Nimue Michelle Pendragon Gaze (339)
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 (65)
Sunday December 23, 2012, 8:26 pm
Thanks for posting, just amazing. Wish all aninals would hide from humans.....

Mitchell D (87)
Tuesday December 25, 2012, 12:00 pm
Fascincating, and all the more reason to protect ALL whales from hunting.
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