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Graduate Student Unlocks the Secrets of Sea Turtle Evolution

Ctenochelys acris Comes Out of its Shell Palaeontologists have long puzzled over the origins of today’s extant species of sea turtle.  Thanks to the efforts of a post-doctoral student at the University of Alabama (Birmingham, Alabama, USA), scientists have been able to confirm the existence of a marine adapted turtle representing the oldest known member […]
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