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2015-02-12 23:00:49

New Jersey Institute of Technology biologist Brooke Flammang presented her research at the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology’s annual conference in January. Newark,

2013-10-15 23:34:45

Looks to be a long ride ahead for Remora Inc., a brand new web firm in Jacksonville, FL that is making waves in the automotive marketing

Remora Sucking Disc Actually Modified Dorsal Fin
2013-06-07 13:51:02

Our knowledge of these strange-looking fish has come a long way, as scientists have just reported that the remora’s signature disc is actually a greatly modified dorsal fin.


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Reef Manta Ray, Manta alfredi
2012-12-29 11:15:17

The reef manta ray is found in shallow coastal waters around the Indo-West Pacific, The Red Sea, South Africa, Thailand and Western Australia. It can also be found around the southern islands of Japan and from Eastern Australia to French Polynesia, including the Hawaiian Islands. It will normally stay within a few miles of the shoreline around coral and rocky reef areas. The reef manta ray is the second largest of the ray family, reaching a maximum length of up to 16.4 feet and maximum...

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2007-04-19 10:28:11

The Spearfish remora, Remora brachyptera, is a remora of the family Echeneidae, found circumglobally in tropical and subtropical seas. Its length is up to (50 cm). The spearfish remora is an elongate round-bodied fish, with a large oval suction disc on top of the head. This disc is actually a highly modified first dorsal fin with a raised flattened edge that acts as a seal, and a series of horizontal septae that can be moved so as to create a vacuum in a sealed chamber. Using this device...

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