The photograph shows the jawbone, or mandible, of the phantom midge

The photograph shows the jawbone, or mandible, of the phantom midge – Imaginea 1 din 1

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Midge bones in lake sediments reveal fish history

The photograph shows the jawbone, or mandible, of the phantom midge

The mouth parts of the phantom midge are microscopic. But in the hands of scientists from the Department of Zoology at the University of Gothenburg these midge bones become a time machine that can document 200 years of acidification and fish elimination in Swedish lakes.

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