Wednesday 10 April 2013

Ice Age marine survivor

Ice Age bowhead whales' survival surprises scientists
By Michelle Warwicker BBC Nature

Ancient DNA shows that bowhead whales bucked the trend to survive the last Ice Age, say scientists. The demise of cold-adapted land mammals such as mammoths has been linked to rising temperatures around 11,000 years ago.But researchers were surprised to find a contrasting population boom for whales living off the coast of Britain.

One for those who think Nessie is a whale.

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