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2011-02-03 14:05:00

Scientists have mapped the genome of the waterflea, revealing the most gene-packed animal characterized to date.

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2010-10-13 10:55:20

Some tiny crustaceans living in clear-water alpine ponds high in Washington state's Olympic Mountains have learned how to cope with the sun's damaging ultraviolet rays without sunblock – and with very little natural pigmentation to protect them.

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2010-08-09 10:47:21

A new study co-authored by professor Kam Tang of the Virginia Institute of Marine Science reveals that tiny aquatic organisms known as "water fleas" play an important role in carrying hitchhiking bacteria to otherwise inaccessible lake and ocean habitats.

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2010-05-05 12:25:04

Of all the things that might control the onset of disease epidemics in Michigan lakes, the shape of the lakes' bottoms might seem unlikely.

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2008-11-28 12:39:48

A new and insidious environmental threat has been detected in North American lakes by researchers from Queen's and York universities.

2007-05-06 18:00:00

By CHARLIE DIMMOCK WHEN I worked in a water garden centre, customers were forever asking me: 'I've got this creature in my pond what is it?' Well, lots of things live in ponds, I had to tell them.

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2005-12-06 17:26:17

Male water fleas that scientists have never seen have made their debut in a University at Buffalo laboratory, providing biologists with their first glimpse of these elusive organisms.


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chickabiddy
  • A young chicken: also used as a pet name for children.
The word 'chickabiddy' may come from 'chick' plus 'biddy', a name used in calling a hen or chicken.
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