Tuesday, June 15, 2021

"These mammals can remain active under water for more than 20 seconds, storing oxygen in their tiny muscles"

The BBC looks at small mammals that are exceptionally good at diving for food:

To track this surprising evolutionary journey, the scientists collected DNA samples from 71 different species all belonging to a large group of related, insect-eating mammals, collectively called Eulipotyphla.

That Greek term translates to "the truly fat and blind"