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Silvery Fish Can Become Invisible To Predation
2012-10-22 12:03:14

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online After all the research we´ve been doing for centuries, nature continues to surprise us from time to time, forcing us to reconsider long-held theories or showing us something totally new. Take, for instance, the reflective properties of silver fish, such as herring or sardines. It´s long been observed that these resplendent fish have the ability to deflect light, making it tricky for a predator to focus and snatch...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.