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Archives for: July 2008
A second and possibly third species of manta ray discovered

Genetic and morphological analysis has now confirmed the existence of a second species of manta ray, and possibly a third one as well. Up until know, the scientific community only knew about one single species of manta ray and all encountered manta rays were viewed as variants within the same species. PhD marine biologist Andrea Marshall did however suspect that […]

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Hot koi carps

Koi carp worth almost £40,000 (=80 000USD) was stolen from a garden center in Stapleford UK. The thieves cut their way into the facility through metal fences and stole the expensive Koi carps. The thieves are believed to have know carps and the facility well as they only stole the most valuable carps living the rest. All in all they […]

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Clownfish to be considered endangered

Many of us may think about clown fish as commonly found reef fish but the fact is that many clownfish species might becoming endangered in some areas such as of the coast of Australia at least if we should believe Dr Billy Sinclair, University of Cumbria.. A big culprit is the aquarium trade. Just five years ago there were still […]

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Opposites attract

A study done on Perissodus microlepis, a cichlid from Lake Tanganyika in Africa shows that opposites attract. The cichlid is a scale eater that eats scales from other fishes. Specimens have a mouth that either open to the left or the right. This adaptation makes it easier to tear scales from other fishes when feeding. The study showed that this […]

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Catfish eats fotball, dies!

A large wells catfish tried to eat a football (soccer ball for you Americans) in the city of Würzburg, Bayern, Germany. The catfish couldn’t swallow the football and go its teeth stuck in the ball after biting down on it. It is believed that the wells catfish couldn’t get the ball out of its mouth again and suffocated. The catfish […]

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