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May 26, 2014

 

In this confocal micrograph image of a cavefish embryo, extra-sensitive touch and taste receptors that run along the side of the fish are highlighted in bright green.

The Electric Sense

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

December 31, 2013

 

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Do Fish Have Memories?

Your pet fish's cognitive abilities will probably surprise you!

November 22, 2013

 

A bee takes a break on it's favorite twig.

Do Bugs Sleep?

Sorry BUGS, your brain isn't equipped for REM sleep, or any sleep for that matter.

September 17, 2013

 

Fish can sign?

Can Animals Use Sign Language?

I know that gorillas and chimpanzees can learn sign language and use it to communicate. But can other animals use sign language, too?

August 15, 2013

 

Have you ever seen a fish elevator?

What Are “Fish Lifts?”

We've heard that there's been some success with fish ladders and elevators in places such as the Columbia River.

August 5, 2013

 

Dolphins sleep on the surface of the water.

Marine Animals Have Interesting Sleeping Habits

Marine mammals don't sleep for a solid 8 hours a night, the way we do.

June 13, 2013

 

Are you worried about the health of wildlife?

Fish Are Getting High On Drugs

Did you know that low concentrations of drug residue survive sewage plants and end up in water downstream from wastewater facilities?

December 27, 2012

 

Do Fish Drink?

Fish live in water, but do they drink it?

September 3, 2012

 

Does he look scared?

Fear Smells Like Sugar

Fear smells like sugar. At least that's the case for zebra fish.

August 23, 2012

 

Anthiases feed on plankton in the water column close to reefs. They undergo a sex change from female to male at a certain size.

Sex Changes In Nature: Yes, It Does Happen!

Females can activate their testes and deactivate their ovaries.

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