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The past, present and future of human evolution - Nature.com


Nature.com
Lee challenges this view and traces a cascade of other evidence for ongoing human evolution. She points to studies on skin colour as evidence. Dark skin is thought to have evolved in the first furless hominins in Africa, to protect against the ...

Taking Refuge - Mission on to rescue cay and possibly thousands of lives in Jamaica - Jamaica Gleaner


Jamaica Gleaner
A mangrove island that sits about two kilometres off Port Royal is virtually dead - overwhelmed by tons of garbage, and marine biologists are warning that if it is allowed to die, it will take with it the livelihood of fishers, as well as the natural ...

Grey's Anatomy: Paul's fate revealed! - EW.com (blog)


EW.com (blog)
Warning: This story contains major spoilers from Thursday's episode of Grey's Anatomy. Read at your own risk! Just as quickly as Grey's Anatomy introduced Jo's estranged and abusive husband, the long-running ABC medical drama also dispatched of him in ...
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Mimicry & Warning Colour

Bloomsbury - United Kingdom

Provides photographs and papers illustrating the adaptations of camouflage, mimicry, and warning colors.

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Warning Colour and Mimicry
United Kingdom

Mimicry is a great example of evolution by natural selection. Outline of a lecture on the subject from the Evolutionary Genetics course at University College, London.

Audubon WatchList 2002: An Early Warning System for Bird Conservation
United States

Designed to highlight bird species in the U.S. that have the greatest conservation needs.

Marine Bryozoans in Colour.
United States

Photographic study by Jean-Marie Cavanihac of this fascinating marine group.

Genetics of Coat Colour Inheritance
New Zealand

Illustrated online color predictor for black, red and pointed series.

Australia

An international group of physiologists, psychologists, physicists, geneticists, optometrists, ophthalmologists and others who have a research interest in the many aspects of colour vision and colour vision deficiencies.

Genetics of Colour in the Budgerigar and Other Parrots
United States

Offers information on the genetics of colour, biology, and taxonomy of the budgerigar and other parrots.

Loggerhead Shrike Colour Banding Study
Canada

Information about a population survey of Lanius ludovicianus migrans, which is endangered in Ontario, Canada.

The Evolution of Imperfect Mimicry in Hoverflies
United Kingdom

Article by Francis Gilbert describing Batesian mimicry and discussing the extent to which hoverflies succeed in mimicing bees, wasps and bumblebees. [PDF]

Batesian Mimicry in Papilio memnon
United Kingdom

Photographs showing how this species mimics unpalatable swallowtail species.

Arts of Deception: Mimicry and Camouflage
United States

Offers an introduction to the three forms of mimicry utilized by both predator and prey: Batesian mimicry, Muellerian mimicry, and self mimicry.