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Hagfish found to eat through its skin

(PhysOrg.com) -- A new study in Canada has shown that the primitive fish called the Hagfish, which has the habit of burrowing into dead or dying creatures on the sea bed, eats by absorption through its skin ...

Mar 03, 2011 report
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First evidence of sleep in snails

(PhysOrg.com) -- Scientists in Canada noticed pond snails spent around 10 percent of their time attached to the side of their tank with their tentacles partly withdrawn, their shells hanging away from their ...

Feb 18, 2011 report
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Prairie dogs kiss more when being watched

(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers in the US studying the behavior of black-tailed prairie dogs at a local zoo have discovered they behave differently, kissing and cuddling each other more when people are watching ...

Feb 17, 2011 report
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How the seahorse might have got its shape

(PhysOrg.com) -- The shape of the seahorse has long baffled marine scientists, but new research suggests the seahorse’s unique shape may have evolved to allow it to catch its food when it was further ...

Jan 27, 2011 report
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