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Bones Began as Mineral Batteries

Today, bones hold us up. But for ancient jawless fishes, bones may have been a way to store energy for long journeys. Plus, new research indicated that hippos and cetaceans may have evolved their aquatic traits separately.

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Sources:
Bone Evolution:
https://advances.sciencemag.org/content/7/14/eabb9113
https://jeb.biologists.org/content/215/11/1983
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6146198/
Whales & hippos:
https://www.cell.com/current-biology/fulltext/S0960-9822(21)00301-8

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