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2014-09-18 07:23:51

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online "Just keep swimming, just keep swimming." That's the advice that Dory, from Disney's Finding Nemo, gave to the father of a lost clownfish. According to a new study led by the ARC Center of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies (Coral CoE) and the University of Exeter, that's apparently what baby clownfish do. The findings, published in PLOS ONE, demonstrate that clownfish larvae can swim up to nearly 250 miles in search of a home. This...

2012-05-24 21:19:26

Researchers reporting online on May 24 in the Cell Press journal Current Biology present the first evidence that areas closed to all fishing are helping to sustain valuable Australian fisheries. The international team of scientists applied a forensic DNA profiling approach to track the dispersal pathways of fish larvae throughout a network of marine reserves on Australia's Great Barrier Reef. "Marine reserves have been set aside to create resilient ocean ecosystems and help sustain...


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  • Boughs or branches.
  • Warbling of birds in trees.
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