Switch From Flying To Diving Did Not Change Penguin Brain Structure
March 7, 2016
Penguins used to be very different tens of millions of years ago – for one thing, they could fly. Eventually, they transitioned to becoming expert divers and adapted to foraging food from the depths of the ocean. It’s a logical assumption to make that this drastic change in lifestyle would have also led to a marked change in brain structure, but a new study in the Journal of Anatomy finds that this wasn’t the case.
IFLScience, March 2, 2016
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Featuring: James Proffitt, Ph.D student, Jackson School of Geosciences