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Archives for: January 2011
Fake seagrass help us learn how to save dwindling fish populations

A large amount of New Zealand’s seagrass have been killed by sediments released from land development. The seagrass bed at Whangarei Harbour has for instance been reduced from 14 sq km in the 1960s to virtually non-existant today.

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¨Lice-eating wrasse reduces environmental impact of salmon farming in Norway

When salmon is farmed in large-scale monocultures, the fish tend to become susceptible to disease and parasites.

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Fluorescent color of coral larvae predicts their future

A young staghorn coral that fluoresce redder is less likely to settle and develop into coral polyps than young staghorn corals that fluoresce greener. This surprising discovery was made by assistant professor of biology Mikhail “Misha” Matz and his colleagues* at the Austin branch of the University of Texas.

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New species of giant U.S. crayfish described
Giant Crayfish

A species of giant crayfish native to Tennessee in the United States has been scientifically described and given the name Barbicambarus simmonis.

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Top Ten Fish Stories of 2010
Lionfish

A turbulent, bizarre and downright strange year for fish, our list of the Top Ten Fish Stories of 2010 will have you scratching your head, wiping away tears and laughing all in one sitting.

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