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See-O2 : How Rising CO2 Levels are Affecting Fish Vision

by Karen L. Chisholm, Scripps College [edited by Lars Schmitz as part of BIOL 167 “Sensory Evolution”, an upper division class at the W.M. Keck Science Department. Written for educational purposes only]. Vision is an essential part of many animals’ lives. … Continue reading

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Now You See It, Now…Why Do You Need So Many Different Eyes?

by Sara E. Freimuth, Claremont McKenna College [edited by Lars Schmitz as part of BIOL 167 “Sensory Evolution”, an upper division class at the W.M. Keck Science Department. Written for educational purposes only]. Imagine you have more than just the … Continue reading

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Driven by the senses: support grows for the role of visual divergence in cichlid speciation

by Nicole M. Hourie, Scripps College [edited by Lars Schmitz as part of BIOL 167 “Sensory Evolution”, an upper division class at the W.M. Keck Science Department. Written for educational purposes only]. When an organism encounters different ecological niches, populations may … Continue reading

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Genetic treasures: blind cavefish who traded eyes for super powered noses

by Vaiva M. Palunas, Scripps College [edited by Lars Schmitz as part of BIOL 167 “Sensory Evolution”, an upper division class at the W.M. Keck Science Department. Written for educational purposes only]. Cave inhabitants, or troglobites, often look very different from … Continue reading

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New insights into the molecular evolution of snake vision

by: Kennedy A Holland, Claremont McKenna College [edited by Lars Schmitz as part of BIOL 167 “Sensory Evolution”, an upper division class at the W.M. Keck Science Department. Written for educational purposes only]. Take a look at the photo below and … Continue reading

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Blind cavefish: social butterfly or awkward turtle?

By Nour Bundogji (Pitzer College), Niti Nagar (Claremont McKenna College), and Sachin Shah (Claremont McKenna College) [Edited by Lars Schmitz, as part of BIOL 167 “Sensory Evolution”, an upper division class at the W.M. Keck Science Department. Written for educational purposes only]. … Continue reading

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Four eyes are better than two: how proteins show evolutionary adaptation in a four-eyed fish

By Lian Guo (Scripps College) [Edited by Lars Schmitz, as part of BIOL 167 “Sensory Evolution”, an upper division class at the W.M. Keck Science Department. Written for educational purposes only.] Two eyes are usually considered the norm, probably because … Continue reading

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