Dolphin Discovery

Alexandra Boersma
August 16, 2016
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Artist's linotype of dolphins
Alexandra Boersma

Artistic reconstruction of a pod of Akrtocara yakataga, swimming offshore of Alaska during the Oligocene, about 25 million years ago, with early mountains of Southeast Alaska in the background. The authors speculate that Arktocara may have socialized in pods, like today’s oceanic dolphins, while possessing a much longer snout, like its closest living relative in the freshwater rivers of South Asia.

Linocut print art by Alexandra Boersma.