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Colossal Aggregations Of Giant Alien Freshwater Fish As A Potential Biogeochemical Hotspot
2011-10-06 08:03:29

[ Watch the Video ] Many different types of animals come together to form vast groups — insect swarms, mammal herds, or bird flocks, for example. Researchers in France added another example to the list, reported Oct. 5 in the online journal PLoS ONE: the huge Wels catfish, the world's third largest and Europe's largest fresh-water fish. Researchers observed these fish in the Rhone River from May 2009 to Feb. 2011 and found that they formed dense groups of 15 to 44 individuals,...

2009-05-19 16:21:00

- Season Finale Helps Network Rank Fifth at 10 PM Among Cable in P18-49 - - Season Two of RIVER MONSTERS to Begin Filming Shortly and Launch in Spring 2010 - NEW YORK, May 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Animal Planet's RIVER MONSTERS, hosted by extreme angler and biologist Jeremy Wade, reeled in an average of more than a million households (1.05M) across its seven premiere episodes, making it the best-performing series in network history. The series averaged more than 1.4M P2+ viewers. Overall the...

2009-03-06 11:09:00

- Extreme Angler Jeremy Wade Explores the Murky Waters of the Globe in New Seven-Part Series - NEW YORK, March 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Did a large catfish attack a teenager in a German lake? Did a school of piranha eat flesh down to the bone of a busload of passengers that crashed in an Amazonian river? Over the ages, yarns have been spun that fish have actually preyed on man. These legends have found their way into literature, tales, folklore and now television. In a new seven-part series from...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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