Tag Archives: biogeography

BBC News – Eyeless goby fish 10,000km apart share common ancestor

A pair of eyeless, cave-dwelling fish species, separated millions of years ago, have turned up on either side of the Indian Ocean.
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BBC News – Antarctic lake’s clue to alien life

The abundance of different chemical compounds present in the lake led the researchers to conclude that chemical reactions were taking place between the brine and the underlying iron-rich sediments, producing the nitrous oxide and molecular hydrogen, which, may, in part, may provide the energy needed to support the brine's diverse microbial life. In addition, the slow rate of metabolism of these microbes prevents the energy reserves from being quickly depleted.
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BBC News – Eyeless goby fish 10,000km apart share common ancestor

A pair of eyeless, cave-dwelling fish species, separated millions of years ago, have turned up on either side of the Indian Ocean.
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BBC News – Americas ‘settled in three waves’

No its three waves!
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BBC News – Americas ‘settled in three waves’

No its three waves!
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BBC News – Mammoths’ extinction not due to inbreeding, study finds

The last mammoths died out only 4,000 years ago, having been isloated on a small island. A population of 500 to 1000 individuals remained viable for 6000 years.
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