Friday, June 7, 2013

Wholphin?

I know, it sounds ridiculous, I even thought it was a joke when I heard it from my History teacher (as did many of you when I told you at the Museum), but the wholphin is a very real thing (or at least nbc news thinks so). Here is the source http://www.nbcnews.com/id/7508288/ns/technology_and_science-science/t/whale-dolphin-hybrid-has-baby-wholphin/#.UbKZfvb71Fo. Apparently, a chance mating between a female False Killer Whale and a male Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphin produced an offspring together. Even more incredibly, the offspring has given birth twice.

Who knows? Maybe the story is false, maybe it's real, either way, it's interesting, and it never hurts to look at biology from another angle.

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