When you think about a whale, you probably picture an enormous sea creature without legs. But what if I told you the first whale had four legs and could walk on land?
I talked about whales and other marine mammals with my friend Kevin Turner. He teaches marine biology at Washington State University.
He told me marine mammals have horizontal tails because they flex their bodies up and down to move. Fish flex their bodies side to side. Scientists think it has to do with the way different animals evolved.Read More ...