Science Page

This is all science stuff I wanted to share for one reason or another. I hope you find it interesting!

We start with a whale at Oregon Coast Aquarium:

Next, we zoom in on the vestigal hips of the whale:

There was a placard on the wall next to the whale. It read as follows:

Stejneger's Beaked Whale
Mesoplodon stejnegeri

"The whale whose skeleton hangs above you was found in May of 1984 on the shore at Twin Rocks,
 on the northern Oregon Coast. Although its body was decomposed, scientists determined that its back 
was broken and diagnosed the cause of death as a boat collision. The skeleton is almost 18 feet long and
 belonged to a female Stejneger's Beaked Whale.

There are several species of beaked whales. They are rarely seen at sea and we know them mostly
 from stranded individuals. Stejneger's beaked whales live only in the North Pacific, swimming alone 
or in tight groups of up to 15 whales. They eat squid and fishes.

Males have a pair of teeth, over eight inches long, in their lower jaw . . .

This specimen was collected under the auspices of the Northwest Marine Mammal Stranding Network, 
Northern Oregon region, and is on permanent loan from the Vertebrate Biology Museum at Portland State 
University. It was prepared by Mindi Donaldson and others under the direction of Dr. Debbie Duffield."

Here's a picture of primitive horse skeleton I took in Houston, Texas. Note the three toed limbs.

Here is a little program that simulates evolution - sort of. Little chains of numbers are made to evolve. This latest version allows for populations to grow to any size.


You can view a description of the program here:

Evolver.exe description

Click here to view GALAXY ROTATION PAGE