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Female fish prefer males with sex ornaments that look like foods

Male representatives of the tropical fish known as swordtail characins have flag-like sex ornaments that catch mates just like the bait on a fishing rod would, according to a new study  More...

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By BioNews On Sunday, June 24th, 2012
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Seagrass could help cut acidity level in water surrounding coral reefs

Seagrass could help reduce the acidity of water surrounding coral reefs, protecting them from erosion, scientists have found  More...

By BioNews On Saturday, June 23rd, 2012
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Slowest Greenland sharks `hunt sleeping seals`

Researchers have measured the speed of the ocean’s slowest shark – the Greenland sharks, which “cruise” at 0.34m per second that is less than 1mph and revealed that they hunt sleeping seals  More...

By BioNews On Tuesday, December 13th, 2011
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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  More...

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  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  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  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  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  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  More...