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Parasitised fish pick sides

(Phys.org) —Fish with parasites attached to their heads have a stronger preference for left or right when facing a T-intersection, giving them an edge when it comes to escaping predators, research from ...

dateJun 03, 2013 in Plants & Animals
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Deep refuges 'can help save our reefs'

(Phys.org) —Marine scientists from Australia and the USA today called for global efforts to protect deeper coral reefs as insurance against the widespread destruction of shallow reefs and their fish stocks now taking place ...

dateMay 30, 2013 in Environment
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Remote reefs can be tougher than they look

(Phys.org) —Isolated coral reefs can recover from catastrophic damage as effectively as those with nearby undisturbed neighbours, a long-term study by marine biologists from the Australian Institute of Marine ...

dateApr 04, 2013 in Environment
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'Blood test' for crook corals

(Phys.org)—Australian researchers are harnessing a world-first scientific discovery to develop a stress-test for coral, to measure how coral reefs are being impacted by pressures from climate change and human activity.

dateFeb 27, 2013 in Ecology
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