Hear the astonishing story of the origins and evolution of cetaceans.
Cetaceans (whales, dolphins, and porpoises) are found in all oceans of the world, from ice edge in Antarctica to ice edge in the Arctic, and shallowest of coastal bays (and even in some freshwater rivers) to the most remote oceanic regions, surface of the ocean to the bottom of the sea. They are among the most recognizable of all marine animals, yet many of us are unaware that this charismatic group of large-bodied mammals evolved from terrestrial ancestors. This program will present the fascinating story of the origin and evolution of cetaceans, as evidenced by the fossil record and artistic impressions of cetacean ancestors. Prepare to be amazed.