Thursday, June 12, 2008

Adaptation at it's finest

Good news wednesday thursday. Lots of good news this week. However this good news isn't for us, it's good for the animals.

* On Tuesday Pete had a great post about dolphins that stash trash to get food tomorrow. Today we learn that fewer and fewer dolphins are getting caught in fishing nets. "The most recent dolphin counts in the eastern tropical Pacific Ocean suggest that two species decimated by deaths in tuna fishing nets may be making a comeback." (discovery news) Have they learned and adapted to avoid the nets? Maybe.

* Macaque monkeys have been discovered fishing in Indonesia. And (according to EIGN) unlike us, they (according to discovery news) "are a survivor species, which has the knowledge to cope with difficult conditions." Adaptation at it's best.

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