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They Call It 'Guppy Love': UCLA Biologists Solve an Evolution Mystery

November 23, 2011

image of guppies Guppies in the wild have evolved over at least half-a-million years--long enough for the males' coloration to change dramatically. Yet an orange patch on the male has remained remarkably stable. Why has it remained the same hue of orange over such a long period of time? Because that is the color female guppies prefer. Full Story

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