Monday, December 10, 2018 |
Column: Operation ID —
Topic: ID —
Whale of a Tale
Or Why Bears Still Swim with Paws
by Jonathan Wells
Charles Darwin wrote in the first edition of On the Origin of Species that North American black bears had been seen "swimming for hours with widely open mouth, thus catching, like a whale, insects in the water. Even in so extreme a case as this, if the supply of insects were constant, and if better adapted competitors did not already exist in the country, I can see no difficulty in a race of bears being rendered, by natural selection, more and more aquatic in their structure and habits, with larger and . . .
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