News tagged with fish

A fish in the desert—risky swims are key to survival

Despite the extreme environment, Australia's iconic Lake Eyre Basin is home to a range of aquatic animals – including fish. In fact, during massive floods, the desert is teeming with them. But such flood events are very ...

dateOct 19, 2015 in Ecology
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A long look back at fishes' extendable jaws

When it comes to catching elusive prey, many fishes rely on a special trick: protruding jaws that quickly extend their reach to snap up that next meal. Now, researchers reporting in the Cell Press journal Current Biology ...

dateOct 08, 2015 in Plants & Animals
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New finds of a living fossil

The coelacanth fish, found today in the Indian Ocean, is often called a 'living fossil' because its last ancestors existed about 70 million years ago and it has survived into the present - but without leaving any fossil remains ...

dateOct 02, 2015 in Archaeology & Fossils
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