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Sea Monsters

Sea Monsters

Jessica Parker
February 21
Filed under Darwin's Finches

A recent study has shown that the mean body mass of marine mammals has increased by 150 times since the Cambrian period (542 million years ago). These findings are consistent with Cope's rule, which "proposes that animal lineages evolve towards larger body size over time." According to the journal...

Ice Fish

Jessica Parker
February 6
Filed under Darwin's Finches

Antarctica is the coldest, driest and windiest continent on the planet. About 98 percent of it is covered in ice that is about 1.93 kilometers thick. There are also vast ice shelves that extend off of its coast. Beneath these sheets is more than a million square kilometers of unexplored seafloor. One...

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