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Thursday, July 2, 2009

Warm Weather Shrinks Sheep; Wool Too?

Climate change is causing a breed of wild sheep in Scotland to shrink, according to research.

Scientists say milder winters help smaller sheep to survive, resulting in this "paradoxical decrease in size".

Classic evolutionary theory would predict that wild sheep gradually get bigger, as the stronger, larger animals survive into adulthood and reproduce.

link: BBC NEWS | Science & Environment | Climate change is shrinking sheep


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