Posted by: Nick Redfern on September 15th, 2012
That’s the question that Lindsay Selby asks in a new post over at the Center for Fortean Zoology’s On the Track blog.
“Interesting that these types of blind fish in different parts of the world tend to develop the same coping mechanisms to cope in their environment whether in caves or murky pools. This is called convergent evolution, where different creatures dealing with the same or similar ecological problems end up with similar evolutionary solutions. Could this apply to Lake Creatures I wonder as many seem to be reported in similar types of lakes formed doing the ice age with similar characteristics. Could they have developed along similar lines to cope with the changes over the years?”