Floundermania!

In case you have been sleeping all day, flounders have been flopping all over the place! The maestro of science story-telling, Carl Zimmer, has produced in my opinion one of his finest posts ever at his new blog at Discover Magazine. Head over there now, don’t delay!, to understand the evolution of one of the weirdest fish out there in Dawn of the Picasso Fish. Then go to Mystery of Mysteries where Adrian Thysse, FCD posted a really cool video of flounder development. You can actually see the eyes migrate to the top of the head! Fish are weird. Then round off your flatfish fun with Ed Yong’s synopsis of the paper describing a ‘missing link’, or transitional, flatfish with its moved over about halfway.

Kevin Zelnio (886 Posts)





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