Four-legged whale ancestors reached South America in an otter-like swimming style

A four-legged whale from Peru indicates that early whales crossed the South Atlantic before 42.6 million years ago and may have propelled like otters: with a robust tail and webbed fingers on their long feet. Full article: Current Biology, Lambert et al.: “An amphibious whale from the middle Eocene of Peru reveals early South Pacific… Continue reading Four-legged whale ancestors reached South America in an otter-like swimming style

Swimming Lessons: Bathtub Style

The American Red Cross seemingly had nothing else to do when they made this film in 1961 showing us how to train our precious tykess to swim in the bathtub. When I screened this for my father many years ago, he recognized the man giving lesson on the grass as the swimming coach at American… Continue reading Swimming Lessons: Bathtub Style