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Pacific's ancient residents included new whale species

By Star-Advertiser staff

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Feb 09, 2014

~~<p>An odd melange of marine creatures occupied the North Pacific back before the last ice age, a New Zealand researcher has found.</p>
<p>They include a newly discovered species that is a close relative of minke, fin and blue whales, reports Robert Boessenecker, a doctoral student in geology at the University of Otago.</p>
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An odd melange of marine creatures occupied the North Pacific back before the last ice age, a New Zealand researcher has found.

They include a newly discovered species that is a close relative of minke, fin and blue whales, reports Robert Boessenecker, a doctoral student in geology at the University of Otago. Login for more...



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