Tuesday, December 8, 2009

The Evolution of Speed

How do animals evolve the ability to move extremely quickly? Professor Sheila Patek will look at two animals—trap-jaw ants and mantis shrimp—that have some of the fastest movements in the animal kingdom. Her lecture, "Airborne Ants and Smashing Shrimp: Accident and Intent in the Evolution of Movement," will explore the mechanics of how they produce these movements and possible scenarios for how they might have evolved. Wednesday, 7:30 pm. Bedford Audubon Society

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