Category Archives: Images

FANTASTIC COLLECTION OF PHOTOS

October 2007

Andrew Johnson (First Year) has a website which includes some amazing photos of amphibians and reptiles, taken both on his travels (in particular in Bali) and at home – including one of a minxy gecko that escaped and appears to have lived under his bed for several weeks. It’s really worth looking at these terrific pictures.

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Filed under Amphibians, Images, Reptiles

MARINE IGUANA

September 2007

One of those cool marine iguanas from the Galapagos, photographed underwater.

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THE ENGLISH MONKEY

September 2007

The ouakari lives in the Ogapo jungle in the Amazon and looks like this. For some reason the locals call it “The English Monkey”. Obvious question: why do they look like that? How could you test your hypothesis?

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Filed under Evolution, Images, Primates

DOUBLE-NOSED DOG

September 2007

NB This is NOT dated 1 April, and has NOT been Photoshopped. Includes audio file.

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MASSIVE MIGRATION

September 2007

Stunning pictures of a recently-studied migration pattern in the Sudan. Amazing.

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HOBBIT SLIDESHOW

September 2007

Fascinating 7-minute slideshow with audio commentary from Science magazine about Homo floresiensis, the “hobbit” discovered on the island of Flores, near Indonesia, and the argument that exists over whether it was a separate species of Homo that disappeared around 12,000 years ago (that’s my bet) or whether they were simply diseased modern humans.

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THE TREE OF LIFE

September 2007

The Tree of Life is a terrific web resource providing information about thousands of organisms. Very useful as a starting point for essays, GBLs etc.

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Filed under Classification, Images, Manchester