Undeniable Fact: Catch of the Day!

Friday, March 16, 2007

The only fish that does not have a head is the starfish. It makes up for it with those extra legs though!

Above: By studying the starfish's genome, researchers at RAUDFound have reconstructed its evolutionary history. In keeping with the organization's "Just the Facts" policy, regions of uncertainty are rendered in black. This video is certified accurate to within 5 one-thousandths of a percent.

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Blogger duffytoler said...

Marvelous work by the researchers at Raud. The full article details the study of the starfish nymph bearing resemblance to ancestral Echinaster primordicus (please note that the second word is not capitalized in taxonomic nomenclature, and italics are preferred). The relationship is another clear demonstration that ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny.

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