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Old July 5th, 2015 #81
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Default Starfish which clone live longer than those which mate:

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...The discovery relates to what are known as tiny structures called telomeres - biological caps found at the ends of chromosomes...

...Lengths of telomeres protect genetic data, make it possible for cells to divide, and hold some of the secrets of how humans age and develop cancer...
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This new fish, which was found between 1,000-1,500 meters depth, is a new species of Ceratioid anglerfish (Genus Lasiognathus Regan [Lophiiformes: Oneirodidae]). The three females specimens found ranged in size from 30-95 mm in length. Looking at a photo of the fish, one quickly understands how anglerfishes get their common name.

At the ocean depths this fish lives in, there is no sunlight. The only light is that from creatures that produce bioluminescence, which means they generate their own light source. Also, at these depths, the pressure is immense -- over one ton (2,200 pounds) per square inch. And the fight for food is never-ending. That's why these fish have developed their unique way of attracting prey -- from the appendage at the top of their head, which resembles a fishing pole of sorts. And, like its human counterparts, this fish dangles the appendage until an unsuspecting fish swims up thinking they found a meal, only to quickly learn that they are, in fact, a meal themselves.
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases...0805110337.htm
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At over one ton per square inch pressure, your meal would either be extremely tenderized or as tough as shoe leather.
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I've always wondered what keeps them from exploding when they reach the surface. Goes to show how ignernt of basic physics I am.
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Default Largest great white shark ever caught on camera. Biologists estimate this pregnant shark to be around 50 years old. Do they ever go into menopause?

http://www.n24.de/n24/Mediathek/vide...-der-welt.html

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Meet the curious 'fish with legs' that lives at the bottom of the sea

A curious deep sea frogfish that walks on the ocean floor has been found washed up on a New Zealand beach



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This Technicolor Mutant Zebrafish Is Synthetic Biology's Craziest Creation Yet


It sounds ripped out of the pages of a science fiction novelor maybe a Lisa Frank catalogbut the genetically modified, brilliantly colored zebra fish pictured above is no fantasy. It was created by scientists, to explore one of the most elusive processes in biology: tissue regeneration.

http://gizmodo.com/this-technicolor-...gys-1766125296
 
Old June 3rd, 2016 #88
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Fish eat plastic like teens eat fast food, researchers say


Young fish become hooked on eating plastic in the seas in the same way that teenagers prefer unhealthy fast food, Swedish researchers have said.

Their study, reported in Science, found exposure to high concentrations of polystyrene makes perch larvae favour the particles over more natural foods.

As a result of exposure to plastic, the young perch are smaller, slower and more susceptible to predators.

http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-36435288
 
Old August 21st, 2016 #89
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Giant goldfish threatening freshwater species in WA waterways, researchers find


Unwanted pet goldfish are being dumped into waterways and growing as large as 1.9 kilograms, researchers in Western Australia have found.

Dr Stephen Beatty from the school of Veterinary and Life Sciences at Perth's Murdoch University has been working on a control program for Busselton's Vasse River for the past 12 years.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-08-1...rivers/7747824
 
Old August 13th, 2017 #90
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Scientists reveal how goldfish make alcohol to survive without oxygen

Scientists at the Universities of Oslo and Liverpool have uncovered the secret behind a goldfish's remarkable ability to produce alcohol as a way of surviving harsh winters beneath frozen lakes.

Humans and most other vertebrate animals die within a few minutes without oxygen. Yet goldfish and their wild relatives, crucian carp, can survive for days, even months, in oxygen-free water at the bottom of ice-covered ponds.

https://phys.org/news/2017-08-scient...rvive.html#jCp
 
Old August 27th, 2017 #91
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This Adorable Little Creature Is the Deepest Living Fish Ever Seen

Only the hardcore survive in the Mariana Trench: At 11 km, it's the deepest part of our planet's oceans, a nearly-alien world right here on Earth. Creatures living in the trench have adapted to survive the extreme pressure, cold, and darkness by evolving into just about the weirdest shit you'll ever see: anglerfish, flying saucer-like jellies, isopods and lizard fish straight out of science fiction.


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richard nixon of sunfish caught in jerkwater Russia
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Mariana Snailfish: Deepest-ever Fish Discovered at 26,000 Feet under the Sea


The deepest-ever species of fish has been recovered from the Mariana Trench. Thriving at 26,200 feet below sea level, the small, slimy and translucent fish have somehow adapted to one of the harshest places in the ocean.

Earlier this year, a Japanese team filmed suspected snailfish swimming as deep 26,830 feet, but did not recover any samples.

http://www.newsweek.com/mariana-snai...000-sea-725544
 
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Red Handfish: New Population of World's Rarest Fish Discovered by Accident


Divers have discovered a new population of what may be the worlds rarest fish, doubling the number believed to exist. Whats more, the discovery almost didnt happen.

http://www.newsweek.com/red-handfish...ccident-789145
 
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This Mysterious Deep-Sea Creature Has Never Been Seen Alive Before. Until Now.


In the deep North Atlantic, a small but ghastly-looking female anglerfish floats in the inky-black waters, eerily lit by her wispy, glowing fishing lure and the specks of light illuminating her long fin rays.

Her ghostly glow reveals she isn't alone. Attached to her underside, her tiny "husband" a parasitic mate that had fused himself to her belly wafts in the water.

https://www.livescience.com/62102-an...ale-video.html
 
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Wanted dead, not alive: the lionfish. You can make $5,000 if you get rid of them

How sick of the lionfish is the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission?

Enough so to offer you up to $5,000 to catch the nasty critters and get them out of Florida waters.

The FWC's Lionfish Removal and Awareness Day Challenge, running through Labor Day on Sept. 3, calls on both recreational and commercial fishermen and women to harvest lionfish and submit photos of the first 25 lionfish.

https://www.miamiherald.com/news/sta...213543534.html
 
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Scientists built an armed robot to protect coral reefs from invasive lionfish


Lionfish are incredibly eye-catching creatures, and theyre a favorite of salt water aquarium enthusiasts because they just plain look cool. Theyre also an incredibly troublesome species when they are introduced in areas where they dont belong, and coral reefs in the Caribbean are under serious threat from an invasion.

Now, researchers from the Worcester Polytechnic Institute have developed an autonomous robot that is capable of hunting down lionfish all on its own. But the bot doesnt just identify and kill the invasive fish using sharp spears to snag the fish and bring it down it also allows for the dead fish to be fetched by fishermen who can harvest and sell it.

https://bgr.com/2018/08/27/lionfish-...asive-species/
 
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Entrepreneurs aim to end ghostfishing


A small device, developed in Norway, will now be used in the battle against environmentally-unfriendly ghost fishing caused by lost or forgotten fishing gear.

Fishing nets have long lifetimes and can cause major damage to marine life if they are abandoned at sea. There are examples of lost nets that have continued to trap fish for periods of up to 30 years.

Ghost fishing by lost or forgotten pots kills thousands of lobsters and crabs every year.

https://phys.org/news/2018-10-entrep...shing.html#jCp
 
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Headless chicken monster of the deep caught on camera in Southern Ocean


The deep-sea sea cucumber Enypniastes eximia aka the 'headless chicken monster' was sighted using new AAD underwater cameras deployed by fishing boats operating in Antarctica.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-10-...ilmed/10401592
 
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