Bowhead whales revealed as the world’s oldest living mammals

… and it’s all because of stone harpoon points found embedded in the whales’ bodies. Amazing story…

Popular Science Articles:

http://www2.gi.alaska.edu/ScienceForum/ASF15/1529.html

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-461703/Whale-survives-harpoon-attack-130-years-ago-worlds-oldest-mammal.html

Photo credit: Craig George and Alaska Eskimo Whaling Commission

Some of the science behind the reports (let me know if you can’t access the paper):

http://www.nrcresearchpress.com/doi/pdf/10.1139/z99-015

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