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Mike Lee

Professor in Evolutionary Biology (jointly appointed with South Australian Museum), Flinders University
Michael Lee is an evolutionary biologist at the South Australian Museum and Flinders University who is interested in major transitions in evolution. Among other things, he is currently studying why lizards lose their legs, how turtles got their shells, why sea snakes took to the water, and what caused evolution's "big bang" (the Cambrian explosion).

Life quickly finds a way: the surprisingly swift end to evolution's big bang

Feb 19, 2019 16:56 pm UTC| Insights & Views Science

The Cambrian explosion more than 500 million years ago is often considered biologys big bang. Virtually all the major kinds of animals evolved in lifes greatest ever burst of evolution, rapidly populating a weird and...

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