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The fossil remains of a flipper-free mammal related to modern seals have been discovered in Nunavut by Ottawa researchers who stumbled upon them after their ATV ran out of gas.
Natalia Rybczynski, a paleontologist at the Canadian Museum of Nature, and her research team found the first bone of the ancient pinniped — the scientific group that includes seals, sea lions and walruses — while waiting for other team members to return with a jerry can of fuel during an expedition to a former crater lake on Devon Island in 2007.
It's yet another transitional fossil, everyone! Oooh and aaah over it, and laugh when the creationists scramble to pave it over with excuses. scienceblogs
Originally posted by GAOTU789
reply to post by schrodingers dog
I listened to the Dr. involved in this this afternoon at work discussing the find and it is awe inspiring to think that the Arctic of today was a whole lot warmer and friendlier millions of years ago.