Marine mammal size

For those who avoid the scientific method and claim that evolutionary biology is merely “just-so stories,” note that this hypothesis made an empirical prediction.


An interesting point. Before reading, I thought of what the take-home message could be, and was pleased to see I was right. Some aquatic “cold-blooded” vertebrates (fish, etc.) had also ventured into large size, but its telling that the largest by far are still “hot blooded” whales.

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