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Discusses the structures evolved by vertebrates such as a skeleton and endothermy.

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    Living Fossils

    Living Fossils

    by John Politano //at grade

    Addresses the use of the term “living fossils” pointing out that organisms change genetically if not phenotypically, thus “Living Fossil” is a misnomer. Provides another angle from which to understand natural selection.

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    A Great Leap To Speciation?

    A Great Leap To Speciation?

    by Laurie Ruffenach //at grade

    Covers methods of evolution other than natural selection, effects of invasive species and ecosystems. Looks at changes in the cane toad population since their invasion of Australia.

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