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Natural selection in a hurricane: The lizards that won’t let go

Natural selection in a hurricane: The lizards that won’t let go

These lizards are leaping for science. Well, not so much leaping, as falling. But their tumbles are helping scientists answer a question. Could hurricanes drive natural selection? Hurricanes are destructive – perhaps too destructive to influence evolution, with species survival being more random than influenced by specific traits. And while some scientists suspect that hurricanes[…]

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