'Dancing' fish could be key to ridding salmon farms of parasites

Biologists study the social behavior of fish through their communication, which includes grunts, clicks and coordinated flatulence. Cleaner fish feed on the parasites that live on the skin of many different species of fish, ...

Study shows climate change can help crab escape its parasites

As Earth warms, species around the world—Adélie penguins, earthworms, gray snapper, pin oaks—are shifting into habitats once too cold for them. One such "climate migrant" is the Atlantic mud fiddler crab Minuca pugnax. ...

Plants produce nutrient-rich substances for insects at night

A multidisciplinary team of researchers from the University of Valencia (UV), the Valencian Institute of Agricultural Research (IVIA) and Rutgers University (RU) has just demonstrated that guttation, small watery drops exudated ...

Why it's important to save parasites

Unlike the many charismatic mammals, fish and birds that receive our attention, parasites are thought of as something to eradicate—not something to protect.

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