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Category: New Discoveries
Male Pond Skaters Don’t Take “NO” For an Answer
pond skater

And you think this sort of thing only happens in people society… Apparently the male pond skaters play on the fears of females to coerce them into having sexual intercourse. The fear that they tap into is the fear of predators.

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Scientist Ecstatic Over Rare Coral!
Acropora palmata,

A scientist from Australia has stumbled across what might be the rarest coral in the world, in the vastness of the remote North Pacific.

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Whales SMELL? Who Knew!
Bowhead whales

Bowhead whales apparently have the ability to sniff the air! This discovery could drastically change our theories on how baleen whales find their food, as researchers now have a sneaking suspicion that the bowhead whales actually sniff out swarms of krill, their main food source.

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Sea Hares Sport Custom Ink!
Sea hare

It has been discovered that ink which is squirted out by sea hares makes them less appetizing to other predators. This discovery was published by researchers at the Georgia State University.

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“Living Fossils” Give Clues To Deep Sea Life On Aussie Reef
Ospray reef

St. Lucia, Queensland – Some researchers from the Queensland Brain Institute have been utilizing high-tech gadgets to document creatures at depths which would seem impossible.

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Case Closed on Salmon Mystery Disease
European salmon

There was a lot of mystery surrounding a disease which was rampaging through European Salmon farms, a disease which was wasting their hearts and muscles. Finally, through the use of Genome sleuthing, the mystery has been solved.

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Deep Sea Squid a Super Stud?

The sea holds many mysteries for us, one of which was the mating habits of the deep sea squid. This mystery has now been unraveled, as scientists have discovered a male squid with a humongous elongated penis.

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The sound of reefs essential for corals
Reefs

We tend to think about corals as stationary animals, almost plants, but they do have a free-swimming stage when they are very young. A team of scientist working in the Caribbean Sea has now found that during this stage, the tiny corals find their way to suitable homes by listening to the distinctive sounds produced by reef dwelling animals.

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Rarely seen deep-dweller caught on tape by remotely operated vehicle

The huge oarfish has been filmed by scientists operating a tiny submarine by remote. This may be the first time this fish is filmed, or even seen, in its natural environment. The species might have been caught on camera at a depth of 765 meters during a research mission off the coast of western African in 2007, but marine experts haven’t been able to positively identify the creature in that video.

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King demoiselle turns out to be three species, not one

A recent study has unveiled that the King demoiselle (Chrysiptera rex) is actually three different species that recently diverged from each other.

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See-through goldfish developed by Japanese researchers

A transparent goldfish that reveals its inner organs has been developed by a joint research team of Mie University and Nagoya University in Japan.

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Female fish use test-eggs to gauge the parenting skills of prospective fathers

Female scissortail sergants allow potential mates to fertilize a small batch off eggs and then monitor their parenting skills to decide if they are good enough to deserve a full clutch.

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Will silica help limit the environmental effects of nanoparticles?

Altough the use of nanoparticles have become a symbol of modern technology, they actually have a long history and were for instance utilized by 9th century Mesopotamian artisans to create a shimmering effect on pots.

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Blooming jellyfish devoured by coral

For the first time, a predatory coral has been captured by the camera while eating a jellyfish almost equal to its size. The event occurred in March 2009 during a dive among the Red Sea reefs located near Eilat in Israel, and the photos has now been published in the journal Coral Reefs.

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Mantis shrimps may help us develop better DVD players

The amazing eyes found on the mantis shrimp may inspire a new generation of CD:s and DVD:s, according to a new study from the University of Bristol.

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