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damaged reefs discourage new growth
2014-08-25 03:30:06

Pacific corals and fish can both smell a bad neighborhood, and use that ability to avoid settling in damaged reefs.

2014-07-03 10:08:00

A new species of spider wasp, the 'Bone-house Wasp,' may use chemical cues from dead ants as a nest protection strategy.

2013-02-06 16:07:28

Have you ever wondered why, and how, shoals of fish are comprised of fish of the same size?

2011-02-10 19:44:39

When you've got to go, you've got to go — upstream, that is, if you are a male swordtail fish seeking a mate.


Word of the Day
dingle
  • A small wooded valley; a dell.
  • The protecting weather-shed built around the entrance to a house.
  • The roofed-over space between the kitchen and the sleeping-quarters in a logging-camp, commonly used as a storeroom.
The word 'dingle' comes from Middle English dell, hollow.
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