Horseshoe Crabs - Andrew David Thaler
Horseshoe Crabs, Coelacanths, Seven-gilled sharks, hagfish. Throughout the oceans there are creatures whose primitive bodies hearken back to earlier days in our evolutionary history. They possess basal characteristics that are more akin to those of the ancestors of our contemporary phyla. Because we can look into these organisms and learn something about our own deep past, we think of them not as modern descendants, but as living fossils, relics of a primeval state.
This is, of course, a misnomer.
Continue reading Misunderstood Marine Life # 7 — The Living Fossils
Once more, three months have passed in our ongoing series, 365 days of Darwin. For new readers, our favorite stuffed Charles Darwin doll is spending a year traveling around the world and updating us all on his adventures, daily. The last three months, Charlie has traveled farther than ever before. You can checkup on his first sixth months here: 365 days of Darwin: The first 3 months and here: 365 days of Darwin: The second 3 months. Check below the fold for a summary of his most recent 3 months. The adventure continues!
Continue reading Charlie and the Adventure: 3 months of a Charles Darwin doll wandering around the world
Charlie has had quite and adventure these first few months. His journey began November 24, 2009 – the 150th anniversary of the publication of the Origin – by congratulating Kevin Zelnio on his outstanding Great Darwin Beard Challenge win:
Charlie and Me – 365 days of Darwin Continue reading 365 days of Darwin: The first 3 months