YES WE CAN HAS! (aaangyl) wrote in ubergeeken,
YES WE CAN HAS!
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// Fish de-volve after reduction in pollution. /

This is really freakin' cool.

"While evolution is usually expected to creep along over eons, the stickleback has managed to evolve in full-speed reverse to cope with the cleanup of Lake Washington, according to a study led by researchers at Seattle's Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.

The findings, to be published in the May 20 issue of the journal Current Biology, document a rare example of an animal reverting to an earlier evolutionary version to survive a rapid change in its environment, according to the senior author of the paper, Catherine Peichel, a Hutchinson Center researcher. "It was very surprising," said Peichel."
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