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Sea Lampreys Use Fat Layer To Attract Females
2013-06-27 18:33:19

Male sea lampreys, often called vampire fish, have a long ridge running across their backs that contains a long row of brown fat cells. In mammals, this fat is used to regulate body temperature.


Word of the Day
megalophonous
  • Having a loud voice; vociferous; clamorous.
  • Of grand or imposing sound.
The word 'megalophonous' comes from Greek roots meaning 'big' and 'sound'.