Tuesday, January 06, 2009

More Good Examples from the Wild Kingdom

In last month's post on dino-dads, I threw a line in about Eric Carle's ode to the fantastic dads of the sea, Mr. Seahorse. The book is built around the nifty fact that seahorse eggs -- while laid by the mother -- essentially gestate in a pouch on the male. Now, from Scientific American, comes the news that the process is even more nifty than previously believed: the males apparently nourish the kids-to-be via a placenta-like process.



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