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How Seals Took to the Seas

How Seals Took to the Seas

Sarah Kienle, a comparative biologist at the University of California, Santa Cruz, measuring the skull of a northern elephant seal. Photo Credit: Carolyn Lagattuta/UC Santa Cruz By comparing the bones of ancient and contemporary seals, researchers say a particular...
‘Ninja’ Kangaroo Rats Kick Rattlesnakes In The Head Faster Than You Can Blink!

‘Ninja’ Kangaroo Rats Kick Rattlesnakes In The Head Faster Than You Can Blink!

“Our work, which, to our knowledge, is the first to describe the kinematics of evasive leaps by bipedal rodents avoiding actual attacks from predators, supports the idea that bipedalism may have been favored in kangaroo rats because it allows for the rapid and powerful leaps needed to avoid ambush predators such as vipers and owls,” said Grace Freymiller of San Diego State University, the student lead author of the second paper.

From India to SDSU: A New Shark Genome

From India to SDSU: A New Shark Genome

The work in an EIS lab could help protect a species whose numbers are dwindling. By Jeff Ristine   Using a tiny tissue sample collected from one of the largest fishing ports in India, a San Diego State University laboratory has developed a detailed genetic...

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