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2008-03-19 12:05:00

While rabbits continue to ravage Australia's native landscapes, rabbitfish may help save large areas of the Great Barrier Reef from destruction.The reason, say scientists, is the same in both cases "“ both rabbits and rabbitfish are efficient herbivores, capable of stripping an area of vegetation. However, in the case of the Reef, it is the vegetation that is the problem "“ and the rabbitfish, the answer."When a coral reef is weakened or damaged through human activity such as...

2006-04-26 12:10:37

LONDON (Reuters) - Dominant female spotted hyenas give their young a head start in life by passing on hormones that make their cubs more aggressive and likely to survive, researchers said on Wednesday. They have shown that alpha hyena mothers have higher than normal levels of the male hormone androgen late in pregnancy which they pass on to their cubs, enabling them to become top dogs. Androgen is linked to male characteristics such as muscle development, aggression and sexual...


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Masked Spinefoot, Siganus puellus
2013-03-15 12:10:27

The masked spinefoot, also called a decorated rabbitfish or masked rabbitfish, lives in shallow coral rich lagoons, and seaward reefs of the Indo-West Pacific, at depths of 10 to 100 feet. The body of the masked spinefoot is a yellow-orange that gradients into a pale blue or white belly. It also has vertical blue lines toward the head and horizontal lines near the tail. A black stripe extends from the bottom of the mouth and runs through the eye. Above the eye the stripe turns to dark...

Foxface Rabbitfish, Siganus vulpinus
2013-02-17 07:58:30

Image Credit: Dr. Wayne Meadows (NOAA)/Wikipedia The foxface rabbitfish is found in coral rich lagoons, and reefs in the coastal water of the Western Pacific. Around the western Philippines, Indonesia, New Guinea, the Great Barrier Reef, New Caledonia, Caroline Islands, and the Marshall Islands. It has also been sighted around Vanuatu, Nauru, Kiribati, and recently Tonga. Adults usually swim in pairs, but the juveniles have been known to form schools. The adult foxface rabbitfish is...

Streaked Spinefoot, Siganus javus
2013-01-14 15:21:15

The streaked spinefoot is native to the Indo-Pacific, living around coral reefs in shallow brackish (salty) waters. The range of this species is widely dispersed throughout the region with most of the population occupying the coastal waters from northern Australia to southern Japan, and from eastern Africa to New Guinea. The streaked spinefoot is bronze in color, clear pectoral fins, with a white belly and pelvic fins. The dorsal, anal and pelvic fins have spines that contain venom which...

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pungle
  • To take pains; labor assiduously with little progress.
This word comes from the Spanish 'pongale,' put it.
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