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South Africa: Low Levels of Genetic Diversity Are Putting Great White Sharks At Risk

… easier it is for a species to survive diseases or unexpected changes in the environment. Among genetically different individuals there will always be those able to adapt and contribute to the next generation. A different scenario emerges when all the individuals share the same genetic information since depression by inbreeding and the loss of ability to adjust to environmental changes can quickly lead a species to extinction. To continue reading this article, please Click on the link below: …

First Hibernating Primate Found Outside Madagascar : Discovery News

… and ambient temperature drops each help induce the hibernation periods. “In Vietnam, where we studied the animals, there are pronounced seasons,” said the study’s lead author Thomas Ruf in a statement. “Ambient temperature can drop to 5 centigrade. This is exactly when the probability of animals entering a hibernation episode was highest.” To continue reading this article, please Click on the link below: Source: First Hibernating Primate Found Outside Madagascar : …