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phylogenetics

Grampa Hagfish: say hello to your greatest uncle

biology, evolution, marine science, Natural Science, ScienceOctober 20, 2010

Today is Hagfish Day! Who knew? What is a hagfish? Hagfish are primitive eel-like chordates make famous for their relative unattractiveness*, profuse production of slime, and charismatic ability to tie themselves in knots. They are perhaps the only ‘fish’ that possesses a skull, but no vertebral column. But the question “What is a hagfish?” goes […]

Non-Monophyly within Syngnathidae

biology, evolution, Life in the Lab, marine science, Natural Science, ScienceSeptember 16, 2010

Objective 1: Develop the least publicly accessible title for a blog post about seadragons, mate selection, and evolution Objective 1 Status: complete Objective 2: Draw in whatever readers push passed the unwieldy title with an unconventional narrative structure. Objective 2 Status: complete Objective 3: Hook the reader with a fascinating, though brief, background on seahorses, […]

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