Yetis, Yowies and dinosaur trees: amazing finds in the hunt for living legends

Laurance, Bill (2013) Yetis, Yowies and dinosaur trees: amazing finds in the hunt for living legends. The Conversation.

[img]
Preview
PDF (Scholarly blog post) - Published Version
Download (94kB)
View at Publisher Website: http://theconversation.com/yetis-yowies-...
 
280


Abstract

[Extract] You might think the idea of a Yeti is far-fetched, but don't tell that to Oxford University Professor Bryan Sykes - or to the locals in Australian towns like Kilcoy and Woodenbong. Sykes created a global frenzy when he recently announced that the Yeti might well exist. His analyses were based on two hair samples collected 800 miles apart in the Himalayas. When he analysed the DNA in those hairs, he found they perfectly matched the DNA of an ancient polar bear. According to Sykes, this could mean the polar bear is alive and kicking in the high Himalayas today.

Item ID: 30907
Item Type: Article (Commentary)
Keywords: Yeti
Related URLs:
Date Deposited: 27 May 2014 00:34
FoR Codes: 05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050202 Conservation and Biodiversity @ 100%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9608 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity > 960899 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity of Environments not elsewhere classified @ 100%
Downloads: Total: 280
Last 12 Months: 14
More Statistics

Actions (Repository Staff Only)

Item Control Page Item Control Page