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Creatures Clone Selves in Face of Danger

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posted on Mar, 13 2008 @ 11:51 PM

Scientists exposed 4-day-old sand dollar larvae to fish mucus, a sign that danger is close. They found that the larvae created clones of themselves within 24 hours. "It’s the first time we've seen anything clone itself in response to cues that predators are near," said researcher Dawn Vaughn, a biology doctoral student at the University of Washington's Friday Harbor Laboratories.

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This is a very interesting article that I thought I would share with everyone. It is the first time we have ever observed an animal clone itself due to sensing danger. Pretty cool.

[edit on 14-3-2008 by kleverone]

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