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The coelacanth leads a monogamous life

Scientists have successfully analyzed the genetic make-up of the offspring of pregnant coelacanth females for the first time. They found that the likelihood that the offspring is fathered by one single individual ...

Sep 19, 2013
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Why marine fish don't go into the deeper blue

(Phys.org) —Fish appear to be absent from the ocean's greatest depths, the trenches from 8,400 to 11,000 m. A team told Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences about this in a study titled "Marin ...

Mar 05, 2014 report
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New species of giant Amazonian fish reported

(Phys.org) —A new species of the giant fish arapaima has been discovered from the central Amazon in Brazil, raising questions about what other species remain to be discovered and highlighting the potential ...

Oct 14, 2013
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Climate change threatens freshwater fish

(Phys.org) —New research has revealed that Western Australia's drying climate will impact fish migrations, putting further pressure on a number of native freshwater fish species.

Jan 10, 2014
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Coral comeback: Reef 'seeding' in the Caribbean

Mats of algae and seaweed have shrouded the once thick coral in shallow reefs off Jamaica's north coast. Warm ocean waters have bleached out the coral, and in a cascade of ecological decline, the sea urchins ...

Feb 26, 2013
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