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2010-08-15 06:10:00

Scientists in Australia have found a cluster of dazzling shallow-water corals that could help with the production of possible cancer-fighting drugs and may help to understand global warming.


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2008-06-16 14:16:00

The Toadstool Groper (Trachypoma macracanthus), is a species of sea bass in the subfamily Anthiinae and of the family Serranidae. It is found in the southwest Pacific Ocean, in eastern Australia, the Kermadec Islands, Norfolk Island, Lord Howe Island, and offshore islands of Northland in New Zealand. It lives in crevices and caves of rocky reef areas during the day, moving out to feed during the hours of darkness. The toadstool groper is a solid-bodied species, with no gap between the two...

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2007-04-04 15:20:43

The Longfin African conger, Conger cinereus, is a conger of the family Congridae, found in the Indo-Pacific oceans from the Red Sea and East Africa to the Marquesas and Easter islands, north to southern Japan and the Ogasawara Islands, south to northern Australia and Lord Howe Island, at depths down to 262.46 ft (80 m). Length is up to 4.27 ft (1.3 m). The Longfin African conger has flanges on the upper and lower lips which are well developed, and two rows of teeth in each jaw, those of...

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2007-03-26 12:41:13

The Ornate butterflyfish, Chaetodon ornatissimus, is a butterflyfish of the family Chaetodontidae found in the Indo-Pacific oceans from Sri Lanka to the Hawaiian, Marquesan and Ducie islands, north to southern Japan, south to Lord Howe and Rapa islands, and throughout Micronesia, at depths down to 118.11 ft (36 m). Its length is up to 7.87 in (20 cm). The Ornate butterflyfish is white with orange to orange-brown oblique bands on the sides. Two broad yellow-edged black bars are on the head,...

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2007-03-26 12:19:08

The Raccoon butterflyfish, Chaetodon lunula, also known as crescent-masked or Lunule butterflyfish, is a butterflyfish of the family Chaetodontidae found in the Indo-Pacific oceans from East Africa to the Hawaiian, Marquesan, and Ducie islands, north to southern Japan, south to Lord Howe and Rapa islands, and also in the southeast Atlantic from East London, South Africa, at depths down to 98.43 ft (30 m). Its length is up to 7.87 in (20 cm). The Raccoon butterflyfish is a nocturnal species...

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