Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Whales: Designed or Evolved? - Dr. Marc Surtees

Whales - Designed or Evolved?

Marc Surtees
Whale anatomy is said to present one of the clearest examples of evolution through transitional stages. In this talk Dr Marc Surtees examines the fossil evidence for these transitions. He challenges the view that there is a neat set of transitions from land animals to whales.

Dr Marc Surtees has a PhD in zoology from the University of Reading. He is the director of an independent consultancy to the pharmaceutical industry and also manages a science and nature shop called Paradigm Shift in Edinburgh.

Also, check out this clip from Evolution: The Grand Experiment!