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2012-08-24 19:32:28

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online [ Watch the Video ] Simulations have helped scientists answer some lingering questions regarding the evolution of fish group formation. Researchers reported in the journal Science that they have found evidence that collective motion in animal groups like schools of fish can evolve as a finely tuned defense against attack from predators. Iain Couzin, an assistant professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at Princeton who...


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2007-03-16 19:11:23

The Bluegill (Lepomis macrochirus) is a species of freshwater fish. It is a member of the sunfish family (family Centrarchidae) of order Perciformes. It is native to a wide area of North America, from Québec to northern Mexico, and has been widely transplanted to stock game fish for anglers. It is commonly fished in Minnesota, but it is the state fish of the U.S. state of Illinois. Of typical sunfish body shape, the Bluegill's most notable feature is the blue or black "ear", actually an...

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2007-03-16 18:51:52

The Green sunfish (Lepomis cyanellus) is a species of freshwater fish in the sunfish family (family Centrarchidae) of order Perciformes. It is native to a wide area of North America east of the Rocky Mountains, from the Hudson Bay basin in Canada to the Gulf Coast in the United States and northern Mexico. The green sunfish reaches a maximum recorded length of about 12 in (30 cm), with a maximum recorded weight of 2.1 lb g (960). The species prefers vegetated areas in sluggish...

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2007-03-16 18:50:40

The Redbreast sunfish (Lepomis auritus) is a species of freshwater fish in the sunfish family (family Centrarchidae) of order Perciformes. The type species of its genus, it is native to the river systems of eastern Canada and the United States. The Redbreast sunfish reaches a maximum recorded length of about 12 in (30 cm), with a maximum recorded weight of 1.7 lb (790 g). The species prefers vegetated and rocky pools and lake margins for its habitat. Its diet can include insects,...

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2005-06-08 13:04:36

The redbreast sunfish (Lepomis auritus) is a species of freshwater fish in the sunfish family (family Centrarchidae) of order Perciformes. It is native to the river systems of eastern Canada and the United States and prefers vegetated and rocky pools and lake margins for its habitat. The redbreast sunfish reaches a maximum recorded length of about 30 cm (12 in), with a maximum recorded weight of 790 g (1.7 lb). The redbreast sunfish's diet can include insects, snails, and other small...

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2005-06-08 13:02:34

The green sunfish (Lepomis cyanellus) is a species of freshwater fish in the sunfish family (family Centrarchidae) of order Perciformes. It is indigenous to a wide area of North America east of the Rocky Mountains, from the Hudson Bay basin in Canada to the Gulf Coast in the United States and northern Mexico. The green sunfish reaches a maximum recorded length of about 12 in (30 cm), with a maximum recorded weight of 2.1 lb (960 g). The species prefers to live within vegetated areas...

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Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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