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Migratory fish scale to new heights

WA scientists are the first to observe and document juvenile trout minnow (Galaxias truttaceus Valenciennes 1846) successfully negotiating a vertical weir wall by modifying their swimming technique to 'climb' ...

dateSep 02, 2014 in Ecology
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Swimming jellyfish may influence global climate

Swimming jellyfish and other marine animals help mix warm and cold water in the oceans and, by increasing the rate at which heat can travel through the ocean, may influence global climate. The controversial idea was first ...

dateNov 01, 2011 in Environment
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New robots mimic fish's swimming (w/ Video)

(PhysOrg.com) -- Borrowing from Mother Nature, a team of MIT researchers has built a school of swimming robo-fish that slip through the water just as gracefully as the real thing, if not quite as fast.

dateAug 24, 2009 in Robotics
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Swimming Aids Asthma Symptoms in Children

Research has shown that swimming aids asthma symptoms in children. The activity has been proven to be an effective non-pharmacological intervention for children and adolescents, according to a study in Respirology published by Wil ...

dateAug 20, 2009 in Health
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Beaked whales B-stroke for long dives

Foraging animals tread a narrow metabolic tightrope, rationing the energy they expend in the pursuit of food to make the most of a catch. And marine mammals that dive on a single breath of air have to be ...

dateMay 12, 2015 in Plants & Animals
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Mapping rivers and preserving livelihoods

River scientists and marine geophysicists from the US and UK have teamed up for a unique collaboration that could help protect the lives of thousands of people who live close to the banks of some of South ...

dateMay 07, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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