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Posts tagged fish

June 14, 2016

 

beach

Acanthostega

All land vertebrates evolved from fish, and Acanthostega—the fossil of a part-fish, part-amphibious creature—pinpoints how we made the leap from water to earth.

February 1, 2016

 

school of little fish

Swim Like A Fish

Fish navigate through turbulence by slaloming between whirlpools of water.

December 3, 2015

 

piranha

Ferocious Fish

Forget sharks, piranha should be the reason you're afraid to go near the water.

September 14, 2015

 

UV light bulb

Ultraviolet Fish   

Sexy swordfish have figured out how to go a-courting without courting disaster.

August 11, 2015

 

dusky dotty back fish blending into purple surroundings

Dusky Dottyback Fish Go Undercover 

The dusky dottyback is dressed to kill: It shape-shifts to look like its prey and goes in for the attack.

April 16, 2015

 

thawing ice sheet

Frozen Fish

When frozen in water, fish remain in a state of suspended animation until spring melts the ice away.

March 9, 2015

 

packaged fish

Why Fish Smells More than Meat

The reason fish smell bad is partly chemical, partly psychological.

June 19, 2014

 

A school of fish

Climate Change Also Threatens Fish

Climate change isn't just bad for us land animals. It's bad for sea creatures as well.

June 6, 2014

 

Two colorful gobies side-by-side

Fish Out Of Water

The story of evolution is replete with twists and turns. The land-bound blenny fish is a prime example.

May 26, 2014

 

Confocal micrograph of a blind cavefish embryo

The Electric Sense

Some aquatic animals have a sixth sense that allows them to detect electrical fields in water.

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