Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Tigger and Pooh??

Submitted by Casper Kelly ...

Sunday, May 14, 2006

White Alligator

From the Louisville Zoo. The albino alligator.

(c) Chris Perridas, 2006


Not weird, but interesting. It's Spring in the Ohio Valley.

(c) Chris Perridas, 2006

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Wooly Mammoth DNA nearly deconstructed

Michael Hofreiter of the Max Plank Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany has nearly completed the DNA analysis of these noble behemoths. The mitochondrial gene is easiest, and that is what the team started with.

Many of these pachyderms were fast frozen still with contents intact in their stomachs. This should be a fascinating study - and will we one day be able to implant a clone and grow a new mammoth?