Friday, November 28, 2008

Up, up and Away!


Life on the pack ice is dangerous.
It can also be unnerving.



It may have been sheer loss of patience or a reaction to increased habitat loss due to Anthropogenic Climate Change: but a lonely and just recently discovered tribe of Penguin has resorted to a rapid and miraculous bout of Reverse Ontogeny and resurrected their ancestral Bauplan. It is widely believed that the Ratites, equally of Gondwanan origin, may eventually follow suit as their habitat is equally affected.
Here are the first images documenting this remarkable adaptation, a clear proof of the versatility of Darwinian Evolution.



Described as Pygoscelis volitans, or the Lesser Flying Tux, they are now making regular incursions into the lower Amazon basin, thus threatening to severely disrupt its food chain and spurring a push of Heteropatric Speciation among some local predators.



Aint Nature a wonderful thing!

2 comments:

Shark Diver said...

Classic...ummm what were your metrics here? And are you publishing these findings in the Journal of Nature?

Curious minds want to know.

DaShark said...

After having dabbled in the netherworld of Parasitology,
Cryptozoology seemed the way to go.

Tho I confess, only after the consumption of copious amounts of Piper methysticum, the local version of curried coffee!