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Ancient DNA research has been applied to demonstrate the dynamic response of natural ecosystems to human impacts, with the discovery of distinct genetic lineages of coastal megafauna on New Zealand’s coastline prior to human arrival that have since been replaced by subantarctic sister-lineages. Human expansion across…

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A new eyeless cavefish is described from Indiana and named after the Indiana Hoosiers. It is the first new cavefish species described from the U.S. in 40 years. Notably, it has an anus right behind its head, and the females brood their young in their gill chamber. The new species was described in the open access…

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A new study unequivocally points to humans as the cause of the mass extinction of large animals all over the world during the course of the last 100,000 years. Was it mankind or climate change that caused the extinction of a considerable number of large mammals about the time of the last Ice Age? Researchers at Aarhus…

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Once upon a time, in a sea far far away, called Adriatic Sea, there were many cuttlefish. These delicate creatures spent their short life in the deep but before dying, they began a journey to a special place: the lagoon. This sheltered habitat is perfect for leaving their progeny…hundreds and hundreds of eggs…