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2011-01-26 13:50:00

Scientists say that they now understand why the seahorse evolved its equine-like head and S-shape. BBC reports that a new study has shown that seahorses are able to strike at more distant prey, compared to straight-bodied pipefish, from which they evolved. The research team found that seahorses' delicate curves evolved to help it hunt and feed. Both seahorse and pipefish feed on tiny marine creatures, striking at them and sucking them into their snouts. However, seahorses sit and wait for...

Word of the Day
  • A blustering, bullying fellow; a pot-valiant braggart; a bully.
This word is named for Draw-Can-Sir, a character in George Villiers' 17th century play The Rehearsal.