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Scientists Give Archerfish An Eye Exam
2013-03-21 19:32:08

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Using an eye test developed for the military, Australian scientists from the University of Queensland have determined the visual acuity of archerfish. One of the world´s most unique hunters, archerfish spit a stream of water at their small insect prey — knocking it down into the water where the fish snaps it up. Since the water acts as a barrier for the fish´s senses of smell and sound, the researchers were...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.
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