Ancient ‘giant penguins’ discovered in the northern hemisphere

Recent discoveries across Japan, USA and Canada have uncovered the fossilized remains of massive ancient birds, very similar to the giant penguins that used to live in New Zealand. Research into these specimens has now also revealed why these massive seabirds began to swim instead of fly.  There are perhaps no group of animals that … More Ancient ‘giant penguins’ discovered in the northern hemisphere

Fossilized barnacles uncover ancient whale migration routes

Often considered one of the most boring and unremarkable organisms in the ocean, barnacles are now being used to track whale migrations over millions of years of evolutionary time. New research into the barnacles of whales has revealed these tiny hitchhikers can act like black boxes for whales, recording where in the world they have … More Fossilized barnacles uncover ancient whale migration routes