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Unformatted text preview: MARINE PHYTOPLANKTON MARINE PHYTOPLANKTON Species and characteristics 2009 is the year of the 200th birthday of 2009 is the year of the 200 Charles Darwin (and Abraham Lincoln…born on same day) • Darwin realized and demonstrated that all species of life have evolved over time from common ancestors through the process he called natural selection. The fact that evolution occurs became accepted by the scientific community and much of the general public in his lifetime, while his theory of natural selection came to be widely seen as the primary explanation of the process of evolution in the 1930s, and now forms the basis of modern evolutionary theory. In modified form, Darwin’s scientific discovery is the unifying theory of the life sciences, providing logical explanation for the diversity of life. Beagle Cruise was over 5 years Beagle Cruise was over 5 years Voyage of the Beagle Voyage of the Beagle Importance of Beagle Voyage Importance of Beagle Voyage • Over 5 years Darwin spend much of his time on • • land exploring because he was continually seasick on the Beagle. His land explorations and inve...
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This note was uploaded on 11/07/2011 for the course BIO 160 taught by Professor Dr.jonstern during the Fall '08 term at S.F. State.

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