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- University of Michigan
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Marine invertebrate evolution and systematics
- Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
- College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
"Females floated first in bubble-rafting snails"
It's "Waterworld" snail style: ocean-dwelling snails that spend most of their lives floating upside down, attached to rafts of mucus bubbles. Scientists have known about the snails' peculiar lifestyle since the 1600s, but they've wondered how the rafting habit evolved. What, exactly, were the step-by-step adaptations along the way?
Graduate student Celia Churchill and coauthors believe they've found the answer to that intriguing question. In a cover story published in the Oct. 11 issue of Current Biology, they show that bubble rafting evolved by way of modified egg masses. Read more>>
EEB graduate student Celia Churchill has received the Donald W. Tinkle Scholarship from U-M Museum of Zoology.
The community presented all manner of disparate objects to experts at the U-M Museum of Natural History when it hosted the 15th annual ID Day October 9, 2011, including moon coral, a rabbit tail and pike weed.