Evolutionists have finally found a whale that they think would be a precursor to the whales living today. It’s been called Peregocetus pacificus.. meaning "the travelling whale that reached the Pacific”.
They think that this species was was four metre long (13 feet) could swim and walk on land. They also think that this able to walk like an otter or a beaver.
"’ This is the most complete specimen ever found for a four-legged whale outside of India and Pakistan,’ Dr Olivier Lambert, a scientist at the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences and co-author of the study, said.”
When Philip Gingerich discovered Pakicetus inachus in the early 1980s, it was initially thought to be a marine creature – on the basis of a few teeth and fragments of the skull and lower jaw. Dated at 52 million years it was touted as a whale ancestor. Science magazine even published a front cover showing a diving Pakicetus.
However, when more bones were unearthed, it became obvious that Pakicetus was a land animal resembling a pig.
From skin to the breathing apparatus, almost everything has to be changed if the cow wants to stay alive in its new watery environment. Like transforming a car into a submarine, it needs an enormous amount of changes.
Fossil of ancient four-legged whale found in Peru. BBC News (5 April).