When Whales Walked: Journeys in Deep Time

Walking Whale Ancestor

Clip | 3m 12s

Blue whales are the biggest creatures to have ever lived on Earth. Measuring up to a hundred feet long and 200 tons in weight, they have a heart the size of a small car. But how did they get so big? Surprisingly, whales weren’t always gargantuan water-dwelling mammals. In fact, their ancestor Pakicetus, was the size of dog and walked on land.

Aired: 06/11/19

Rating: TV-PG

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