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Pregnant pipefish fathers are not super dads

Many aquatic species have a reputation for negligent parenting. Having cast their gametes to the currents, they abandon their offspring to their fate. However, hands-on parenting is taken to a whole new dimension ...

dateJun 03, 2015 in Plants & Animals
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Frogs face virus risk in garden ponds

Researchers from the University of Exeter found that the severity of ranavirosis, a devastating disease that kills thousands of frogs each year, increases in the presence of exotic fish. The use of garden ...

dateJun 03, 2015 in Ecology
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How a box jellyfish catches fish

The first feeding study of tropical Australia's Irukandji box jellyfish has found that they actively fish. They attract larval fish by twitching their extended tentacles, highlighting their nematocyst clusters ...

dateJun 03, 2015 in Plants & Animals
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When plants become space invaders

Declines in native biodiversity can open opportunities for imported species to not only grab a foothold in a new territory, but also to evolve into invasive pests.

dateJun 03, 2015 in Ecology
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