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2009-06-18 05:40:00

Scientists have discovered that sticklebacks exhibit an advanced, sophisticated learning technique never before seen in the animal world.  The research reveals that the learning methods of fish may resemble that of humans more than previously believed. The study, conducted by researchers at St. Andrews University and Durham University in Britain, found that nine-spined sticklebacks can observe others to make better decisions. This ability to select the best food patch by comparing how...

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2009-06-04 12:35:00

 New research shows that when two species of stickleback fish evolved and lost their pelvises and body armor, the changes were caused by different genes in each species. That surprised researchers, who expected the same genes would control the same changes in both related fish."We knew that in many cases of evolution, the same gene has been used over and over again "“ even in different species "“ to give the same anatomy," says Mike Shapiro, first author of the new study and...


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2008-05-06 14:47:35

The Nine-spined Stickleback (Pungitius pungitius), is a species of fish in the Gasterosteidae family. It is found in Belarus, Belgium, Canada, China, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greenland, Ireland, Japan, South Korea, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Republic of, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

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  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
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