Scammon, Charles Melville. The marine mammals of the north-western coast of North America :described and illustrated : together with an account of the American whale-fishery.  San Francisco : J. H. Carmany ; New York : G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1874.    the eye of the whale

Scammon, Charles Melville. The marine mammals of the north-western coast of North America :described and illustrated : together with an account of the American whale-fishery. San Francisco : J. H. Carmany ; New York : G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1874. the eye of the whale

Scammon, Charles Melville. The marine mammals of the north-western coast of North America :described and illustrated : together with an account of the American whale-fishery. San Francisco : J. H. Carmany ; New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1874.

Scammon, Charles Melville. The marine mammals of the north-western coast of North America :described and illustrated : together with an account of the American whale-fishery. San Francisco : J. H. Carmany ; New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1874.

Ambulocetus natans was an early cetacean that could walk as well as swim. It is the only species classified under the genus Ambulocetus. Along with other members of Ambulocetidae, it is a transitional fossil that shows how whales evolved from land-living mammals.

Ambulocetus natans was an early cetacean that could walk as well as swim. It is the only species classified under the genus Ambulocetus. Along with other members of Ambulocetidae, it is a transitional fossil that shows how whales evolved from land-living mammals.

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Image from http://www.edwardtbabinski.us/whales/whales-graph.jpg.

Pakecetus Atoki, the first whale: Straddling the two worlds of land and sea, the wolf-sized animal was a meat eater that sometimes ate fish, according to chemical evidence. Pakicetus also exhibited characteristics of its anatomy that link it to modern cetaceans, a group made up of whales, porpoises, and dolphins.

Pakecetus Atoki, the first whale: Straddling the two worlds of land and sea, the wolf-sized animal was a meat eater that sometimes ate fish, according to chemical evidence. Pakicetus also exhibited characteristics of its anatomy that link it to modern cetaceans, a group made up of whales, porpoises, and dolphins.

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Pacific Whale Foundation

Pacific Whale Foundation

White's Point Japanese abalone diver, San Pedro, California. by Palos Verdes Local History, via Flickr

White's Point Japanese abalone diver, San Pedro, California. by Palos Verdes Local History, via Flickr

The SAVE OUR SEAS FOUNDATION is committed to protecting our oceans by funding research, education, awareness and conservation projects focusing on the major threats to the marine environment. Learn about the five threats, discover what we are doing, and find out how you can help.

The SAVE OUR SEAS FOUNDATION is committed to protecting our oceans by funding research, education, awareness and conservation projects focusing on the major threats to the marine environment. Learn about the five threats, discover what we are doing, and find out how you can help.

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