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Do you know that Whales are mammals?Whales Giants of the Deep Field Museum Chicago

Do you know that their ancestors of about 50 million years ago were land creatures?

Do you know that as the earliest known ancestor to the whale, the Pakicetus attocki, evolved to become the whales we know today its nose moved to the top of its head to become the blow hole?

At the Field Museum’s new exhibition, Whales: Giants of the Deep, you can explore these facts as you learn about the many varieties of whales today, crawl through a model of a blue whales heart, see skeletons illustrating the evolution of whales, learn about how whales have influenced South Pacific peoples such as the Māori, and much more. Open now through January 16, Whales: Giants of the Deep is a highly educational and engaging show full of interest for the whole family.

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