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Drawing of a bowhead whale skeleton. Drawing by Craig George and Hans Thewissen

Drawing of skeleton including placement of some of the internal organs. By Craig George and Hans Thewissen


  • The Thewissen Lab: Whale Origins Research – Presentation of research conducted by the laboratory of Dr. Hans Thewissen of NEOUCOM (Northeastern Ohio Universities Colleges of Medicine and Pharmacy). Dr. Thewissen discovered a missing link between whales and their four-footed terrestrial ancestors. More information can be found on Dr. Thewissen Facebook page.
  • Greenland Whale Pelvis – A clip art image of a Greenland whale (close relative to the bowhead) pelvis for students to cut out.

Bowhead whale femur (smaller bone) and pelvis (larger bone) from bowhead whale. Photo: Craig George


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