Monday 01 September, 2014

Fish may have started ‘walking’ underwater before land

Scientists have discovered that an African lungfish can use its scrawny limbs to ‘walk’, which redraws the evolutionary course of life on Earth from water to land Continue reading “Fish may have started ‘walking’ underwater before land” »  More...

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By BioNews On Tuesday, December 13th, 2011
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Toronto’s gay penguin pair now pursuing female partners

The famous pair of male African penguins in a Toronto Zoo, whose same-sex bond made worldwide headlines this fall Continue reading “Toronto’s gay penguin pair now pursuing female partners” »  More...

By BioNews On Thursday, October 20th, 2011
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Washing machines behind ocean ‘microplastic’ pollution

Household washing machines are a major source of so-called “microplastic” pollution — bits of polyester and acrylic smaller than the head of a pin littering ocean shorelines worldwide Continue reading “Washing More...

By BioNews On Tuesday, October 18th, 2011
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Fish pedicures ‘ups risk of infection and disease’

Fish pedicures, which involve tiny toothless carp nibbling away dead skin, could spread infection and disease, experts have warned Continue reading “Fish pedicures ‘ups risk of infection and disease’” More...

By BioNews On Friday, October 14th, 2011
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Fearsome piranhas ‘bark’ to keep combatants at bay

A new study has claimed that piranhas produce a barking sound when entering into a confrontation Continue reading “Fearsome piranhas ‘bark’ to keep combatants at bay” »  More...

By BioNews On Friday, September 30th, 2011
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‘Maintaining fish stocks at certain level could help save coral reefs’

An international team of scientists have found a tool for managing corals reefs and tropical fisheries worldwide that could play a vital role in preventing the reefs’ collapse Continue reading “‘Maintaining More...

By BioNews On Thursday, September 15th, 2011
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Snails may have flown over Mexico in bellies of birds

Once in a great while, snails successfully crossed Central America by flying over Mexico stuck to the legs or riding on the bellies of shorebirds, a new study has found Continue reading “Snails may have flown More...

By BioNews On Thursday, September 8th, 2011
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Proof that ancient oceans were anoxic, iron-rich could rewrite early Earth history

A new study has revealed that the ancient deep ocean was not only devoid of oxygen but also rich in iron Continue reading “Proof that ancient oceans were anoxic, iron-rich could rewrite early Earth history” More...

By BioNews On Tuesday, September 6th, 2011
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Fragmented reefs can be good for coral ecosystems

Even just restoring small patches of reef habitat can go a long way to repair coral ecosystems, new research has found Continue reading “Fragmented reefs can be good for coral ecosystems” »  More...

By BioNews On Tuesday, September 6th, 2011
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Giant claw ‘helps fiddler crabs to stay cool, attract females’

Ever wondered why fiddler crabs have such a ridiculously large claw? Well, it has emerged that the oversized limb has dual functions Continue reading “Giant claw ‘helps fiddler crabs to stay cool, attract More...