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Aquatic Mammals

The Open University

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This insightful introductory course from The Open University explores the interesting life and evolution of our aquatic mammalian cousins.


Aquatic Mammals

Aquatic Mammals

by The Open University


We tend to look at seals, dolphins, and whales in awe, charmed by their cuteness and perplexed by their intelligence. However, there is more than meets the eye when it comes to aquatic mammals; these charming animals hide very curious abilities up their sleeves.

The story of aquatic mammalian development is full of intriguing twists and turns, displaying the vast forces of nature and evolution and the incredible adaptive abilities of mammals.

This Open University course beautifully introduces us to the world of aquatic mammals, their histories, and the similarities and differences in their physiologies, lifestyles, and behaviors.

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Watching whales close up is a most exciting and thought-provoking experience.

- The Open University

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