The Baleen Whale with Teeth

Baleen whales are characterized by large keratinous racks in the upper palate (baleen) they use to scoop up millions of prey every day! But 25 million years ago, off the coast of southern Australia, a bizarre group of toothed baleen whales existed.

In this episode, Ben examines one of their teeth and discusses the phenomenal discovery of a skull that changed the way we think about baleen whales.

Join palaeontologist Ben Francischelli, as he gives you the scoop on these toothy weirdos!