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Aquatic Ape Theory
Transcript of Aquatic Ape Theory
The first theory states that due to heavy flooding most coastal food sources were destroyed and groups of hominids were forced to find food in the ocean. This eventually led to an aquatic phase. This happened 5 million years ago in which they adapted for aquatic needs. Since then some adaptations have been partially obliterated.
Loss of Body Hair
Skin-bonded Fat Deposits (also found in animals that hibernate)
Enlarged Sebaceous Glands (waxy sebum, waterproof)
Volitional Breath Control
Thermoregulation (to remove excessive salt)
Encephalization/ Brain Development
Citations Waterhouse, John W. A Mermaid. 1901. Oil on Canvas. The second half of the theory states that they are still in existences; they are either rare or in hiding. Leighton, Frederic. The Fisherman and the Syren. 1856–1858. Oil on Canvas. "Just Something Pretty" "Sailor Story" "Fantasy to Paint" "Over Romanticized Fish" Unexplained Adaptations in Humans: "Manatee Theory" U.S. Government. A Manatee. 2004. Photograph. U.S. Geological Fact Sheet, Florida. The U.S. Government is hiding the existence of mermaids so the people will not sympathies against SONAR testing. Unexplored Ocean Fact Ancient Art Fact Fresh Speared Open Ocean Fish "The Bloop"
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