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Mitochondrial DNA studies shows the occurrence of three well-defined groups of pipefish populations – which independently evolved in a Pleistocene scenario – for Syngnathus abaster in the western Mediterranean and Adriatic Seas. We marvel at the diversity of morphological variability in the pipefish…

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Ever since the nineteenth century scientists have recognised that some regions contain more species than others, and that the tropics are richer in biodiversity than temperate regions. But why are there more species in the tropics? A new study published on 28 January in the Open Access journal PLOS…

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When it comes to long necks, even giraffes fail to measure up to the sauropod dinosaurs. This prehistoric species attained neck lengths of 15 meters, trouncing the world record giraffe by a factor of six. Of course, it’s not a conscious competition; giraffes today aren’t rolling out their yoga mats (see: upward…