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Ocean-going spiders can sail like tiny boats to reach land

When Charles Darwin made his famous voyage on the HMS Beagle, he found spiders "ballooning" across the ocean, fluttering through the air onto the ship's sails. Since then, many a sailor has noticed this as well.

Scientists solve the puzzle of 'Darwin's strangest animals'

When Charles Darwin sailed the HMS Beagle to South America in the 1830's, he discovered fossils of bizarre mammals that defied classification and scientists have never been able to figure out where these creatures fit in the mammalian family tree.
 

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HMS Beagle surveyed the Strait of Magellan  the Patagonia Region and Tierra del Fuego.
HMS Beagle surveyed the Strait of Magellan, the Patagonia Region and Tierra del Fuego.
Pic. of K. James of painting by R. Dean.

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