Oldest Walrus Fossils Shed Light on Fur Seal Evolutionary Gap

February 14, 2015 1:43 PM

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(Photo : REUTERS/Corey Accardo/NOAA/NMFS/AFSC/NMML/Handout via Reuters) An estimated 35,000 walruses are pictured hauled out on a beach near the village of Point Lay, Alaska.

Scientists have discovered the fossil remains of a 16 million-year-old fur seal that provides a missing link in the evolutionary chain.

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