Tuesday 23 April 2013

marine ice age survivors

Genetic study finds Ice Age salmon refuge
By Mark Kinver Environment reporter, BBC News
An area of coastal waters around North-West France has been identified as a site for a previously unknown ice-free refuge for salmon during the Ice Age. Researchers said the isolated marine haven would help explain the "genetic mosaic" of British and Irish salmon. They added that fish from this refuge bred with fish from the Iberian peninsula as they migrated into UK waters as the ice receded.

Which begs the question what else could have had a refuge in the ice age that is still around? Those who think prehistoric marine creatures are the answer to lake monsters take note.

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