Monday, May 11, 2009

Pisco erectus-the upright swimming fish

Watch out people, Pisco erectus is coming. Soon fish will rule the earth.

We're so proud of our upright posture that give us the ability to use tools and make war. But did you know that upright posture has evolved also among the fishes?

Seahorses swim upright, and I hear they're planning to start swilling beer (right), filming sitcoms, and getting diabetes from too much junk food. Watch out people, we may lose our unique status of world domination.

How did seahorses get to this exalted place? It's all due to seagrasses according to a new study. Seagrasses give hiding cover to upright swimming fishes, so seahorses stood up and took their place.

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