Marine evolution: Neil Kelley

Nicholas D. Pyenson, Smithsonian Institution
January 28, 2015
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Nicholas D. Pyenson, Smithsonian Institution

Neil Kelley, a Peter Buck post-doctoral researcher in the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History’s department of paleobiology. Kelley and his team used a novel, quantitative approach to compare dietary data of living marine species with measurements of their skulls and teeth and found that distantly related animals with shared diets evolved similar adaptations to successfully live in the sea. (Photo by Nicholas D. Pyenson, Smithsonian Institution)