When Evolution Speeds Up

Jan 7, 2016

You can't sit in one place and watch evolution happen.  But you might be able to come back after a while and see the evidence of it. 

Stickleback, a little fish with big implications.
Credit University of Oregon

And in a remarkably short time, it turns out. 

Scientists at the Institute of Ecology and Evolution at the University of Oregon discovered that the huge Alaska earthquake of 1964--the one that caused the Crescent City tsunami--forced sudden changes in a species of fish. 

UO biologist Susan Bassham visits with the details.