moose, dragonflies, owls

3 Mar 2016

At ... a moose living in western Siberia, in the Tomsk region, has been gene mapped in an attempt to form a link with moose living in Siberia until 30 to 40,000 years ago. They appear to have disappeared - or most of them - but so did lots of other animals at this point in time (and no doubt humans too).

At ... the subject here is the Snowy Owl and a bird that was tagged and travelled to the far north and back to Maryland - stopping enroute on top of a skyscraper in Manhattan.

At ... we have an even more remarkable journey, that of a particular breed of dragonflies that crosses oceans, migrating from continent to continent ....

 .... and finally at ... a genetic study of gorillas seems to show they share in common with humans a similarity in Y-chromosomes.