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2009-05-07 06:50:00

A new study indicates that the ancestors of seahorses likely stood upright some 20 to 25 million years ago, when the expanse of ocean between Australia and Indonesia was much shallower and full of sea grass. In the most recent edition of Royal Society Biology Letters, researchers explain that upright posture "“ an exceedingly rare occurrence in the animal kingdom "“ was adopted some time during the Miocene epoch and allowed seahorses inhabit what was essentially a shallow...

Word of the Day
  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'