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Evolution tourism

You've heard of ecotourism? This month's Smithsonian magazine has an article on "evotourism", highlighting ten sites around the world that tourists interested in evolution might want to visit. The Smithsonian's own Museum of Natural History isn't one of the ten sites, although they have a lot of great material on evolution, as I discussed in an earlier post. The two sites nearest to my home are Ashfall Fossil Beds Historical Park, in Nebraska -- the Nebraska State Capitol has a great evolution-themed mosaic on the rotunda floor -- and Isle Royale, Michigan, where coevolution of wolves and moose has apparently led to larger moose. There are two sites in Europe and one each in Asia, Australia, Africa, and South America (if the Ecuadorian territory of the Galapos Islands is considered part of South America). Smithsonian's evotourism website has more.

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Nice article

Michigan, where coevolution of wolves and moose has apparently led to larger moose.

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