Carlos Mauricio Peredo, of the US National Museum of Natural History, poses with a 33 million-year-old fossil of Maiabalaena nesbittae, an ancestor of modern whales. Photo: Reuters

Prehistoric gummy-mouthed whale that slurped down squid was the ‘mother’ of modern sea giants

  • Fossils of toothless Maiabalaena nesbittae, that lived 33 million years ago, help explain how modern filter-feeding whales evolved
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Carlos Mauricio Peredo, of the US National Museum of Natural History, poses with a 33 million-year-old fossil of Maiabalaena nesbittae, an ancestor of modern whales. Photo: Reuters
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