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2010-03-04 08:10:00

Remarkable Strategy Evolved to Avoid Predators On the open sand plains of the Caribbean seafloor, where soft-bodied animals are routinely exposed to predators, camouflage can be key to survival. Perhaps no group of animals is quite as adept at blending in with its surroundings as cephalopods, who along with relatives the cuttlefish and squid, have evolved a unique skin system that can instantaneously change their appearance. In the February 2010 issue of The Biological Bulletin, MBL Senior...


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2007-02-25 21:09:35

The crested flounder, Lophonectes gallus, is a Lefteye flounder of the genus Lophonectes, found around south eastern Australia, and New Zealand, in shallow enclosed waters such as estuaries, harbors, mudflats, and sandflats, in waters less than 787.4 ft (240 m) in depth. Their length is from 3.94 to 7.87 in (10 to 20 cm). The crested flounder is a Lefteye flounder meaning it has both eyes on the left side of the head and lies on its right side. It has the typical flattened oval shape of...

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2007-02-25 21:07:19

The Witch, Arnoglossus scapha, is a Lefteye flounder of the genus Arnoglossus, found around China and New Zealand, in waters less than 0.25 mi (400 m) in depth. Their length is from 7.87 to 15.75 in (20 to 40 cm). The Witch is a Lefteye flounder meaning it has both eyes on the left side of the head and lies on its right side. It has the typical flattened oval shape of the flounder with the dorsal and anal fins forming a fringe around most of the body. The lateral line forms a strong arch...

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Word of the Day
malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'