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2015-04-04 10:50:21

The dusky dottyback is a master of disguise, slowly infiltrating the family of its prey before it eats their young. Yikes.

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2010-06-18 09:06:24

A species of damselfish, Stegastes nigricans, selectively weed the algal gardens on which they feed in order to encourage the growth of their preferred algal species of Polysiphonia and suppress the growth of less palatable algae.

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2010-05-27 07:33:45

Damselfish are killing head corals and adding stress to Caribbean coral reefs, which are already in desperately poor condition from global climate change, coral diseases, hurricanes, pollution, and overfishing.

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2010-02-26 10:13:23

In a remarkable new finding scientists from The Vision Centre have reported that certain coral reef fish use ultraviolet (UV) vision to tell the difference between their own and other similar species.

2010-02-25 13:50:00

Two species of damselfish may look identical—not to mention drab—to the human eye -- But that's because, in comparison to the fish, all of us are essentially colorblind.


Word of the Day
cassation
  • The abrogation of a law by a higher authority; annulment.
  • In music, during the eighteenth century, a song or an instrumental piece similar to the serenade, intended for performance in the open air.
The word 'cassation' comes from the French 'cassation', from Latin 'casso' ("destroy, annul").
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