The evolutionary story of seals is rewritten by a new fossil from Canada's High Arctic.
This prehistoric animal represents a "missing link"—a branch on an evolutionary tree—between an ancestor that walked on land and today's sea-going seals and their relatives.
So, dive in and meet the "walking seal" Puijila darwini!
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- 3D animation: Highlights the terrestrial and semi-aquatic characteristics of the animal. (New in June 2011). Watch it now.
- Nature (April 23, 2009): Purchase a copy of the scientific paper from the journal.