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2013-01-14 10:30:20

Tiny coral reef wrasses can swim as fast as some of the swiftest fish in the ocean – but using only half as much energy to do so.

Fish Caught Using A Tool
2011-09-28 12:51:31

The first video of tool use by a fish has been published in the journal Coral Reefs by Giacomo Bernardi, professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at the University of California, Santa Cruz.

2010-01-08 12:39:57

Putting yourself in the line of fire is shown to reap huge rewards, in a new study published this week in Science.


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Purple Tang, Zebrasoma xanthurum
2013-02-10 07:39:55

Image Caption: Purple Tangs at Steinhart Aquarium in San Francisco. Credit: Stan Shebs/Wikipedia (CC BY-SA 3.0 and 2.5) The purple tang, also known as the yellowtail tang, is found to inhabit the Red Sea, the west coast of India, the east coast of Africa, and the Persian Gulf. It lives amongst reefs and coral rich areas at depths of 3 - 65 feet. This species normally swims in pairs, but will also form schools, and occasionally swim singularly. The body of the purple tang is disc-shaped...

Tautog, Tautoga onitis
2013-02-03 09:45:18

Image Credit: NOAA/Wikipedia The tautog is found amongst rocks, bridge pillars, mussel beds, and other objects resting on the ocean floor close to the shore line of the western Atlantic from Nova Scotia to South Carolina. It is most abundantly found around Cape Cod, and in Delaware Bay. The name tautog comes from the Narragansett language, but it is also called a black porgy, or chub; in North Carolina it is called an oyster fish; in New York, New Jersey, and New England it is named a...

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2005-06-14 12:42:08

The rock bass (Ambloplites rupestris) is a species of freshwater fish in the sunfish family Centrarchidae of the order Perciformes. It is resident to the Saint Lawrence River"“Great Lakes system as well as the upper and middle Mississippi River basin in North America. It can also be found from Quebec to Saskatchewan in the north down to Missouri and northern Alabama and Georgia in the south. Reaching a maximum recorded overall length of 17 in (43 cm) and a maximum recorded weight of 3.0...

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obdormition
  • Sleep; the state or condition of being asleep.
  • The state or condition of numbness of a part due to pressure on a nerve: as, the obdormition of a limb.
The word 'obdormition' comes from a Latin word meaning "to fall asleep".
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