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Modeling the vertebrate invasion of land

Early tetrapods, such as Ichthyostega, moved onto land from aquatic environments over 350 million years ago. Skeletal anatomy demonstrates that the front and hind limbs of these early tetrapods correspond to the pectoral ...

dateOct 28, 2016 in Archaeology & Fossils
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Sharks: feared predator in need of protection

Sharks may elicit less sympathy than elephants or rhinos, but experts say the feared predators are under increasing pressure from unmanaged commercial fishing and desperately in need of further protection.

dateOct 01, 2016 in Ecology
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Veggievore fish of the Triassic

Fish have a bit of a boring reputation among many vertebrate paleontologists–too many bones, too hard to identify, not as charismatic as dinosaurs, etc., etc. But, this is entirely undeserved (and I say that as a dinosaur ...

dateSep 26, 2016 in Archaeology & Fossils
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Studying the biology of sharks in the wild

Typically, the only activity that concerns beachgoers when it comes to sharks is the sight of a dorsal fin slicing through the water's surface. But, for Kevin Weng, assistant professor of fisheries science at William & Mary's ...

dateSep 22, 2016 in Ecology
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