Four Legged Whale

An artist's rendition of Peregocetus pacificus, a newly described species of amphibious, four-limbed whale
An artist’s rendition of Peregocetus pacificus, a newly described species of amphibious, four-limbed whale(Credit: A. Gennari)

Whales weren’t always the giants of the sea that we know today – their ancestors plodded around on land before taking to a more aquatic lifestyle. Now a team of palaeontologists has uncovered the fossil bones of a strange new “missing link” whale species, which had four legs and was amphibious. read more