Robert Colwell

Oct. 10, 2008

Climate Change And Tropical Habitats

As the world gets warmer due to climate change, some species may need to find cooler habitats to compensate. In this segment, we'll talk about the potential effects of warming temperatures on plants and insects in the tropics.

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\tWith its heavy outer shell, weak vision, and primitive brain, the nautilus lacks much of the excitement of the more flashy and cunning cephalopods. Yet a series of experiments by evolutionary biologists Dr. Jennifer Basil and Robyn Crook involving fish juice, blue lights, and mazes dispels the notion that this ancient species is incapable of basic learning and throws into question the origins of cephalopods' intellectual prowess.

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