Evolutionary Change • Earth.com Evolutionary Change

Melissa Ilardo and her team of researchers do not know when the Bajau left the mainland and began this evolutionary change, but it is estimated at around 15,000 years ago. Aside from the wonder of the Bajau, the discovery meant a great deal to the larger community, namely the medical community. Photo Credit: Bertrand RIEGER/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images

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