Baleen Whale Evolution




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Biological Sciences – Cells; Genetics

Additional: Careers; Technology

Concepts (South Australia):

Biological Sciences – Diversity and Evolution

Years: 10

Word Count: 391

This article reports on the new discovery of the 34 million year old baleen whale skull found to have teeth, rather than baleen – as modern whales do. This evolutionary puzzle throws up lots of questions to be answered and would be relevant to Year 10 Biological Sciences curriculum (ACSSU185)

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