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Stunning new species of arowana
Stunning new species of arowana
A new species of Asian arowana thought to be from the Thanintharyi (Tenasserim) River drainage in the extreme south of Myanmar has been describ...
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Dr Heok Hee Ng on Thursday 17 May, 2012, 16:26
Increased CO2 confuses adult fish too
Increased CO2 confuses adult fish too
Increased ocean acidification can confuse adult reef fish as much as baby fish, according to a study published in a recent issue of the journal Global Change Biolog...
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Dr Heok Hee Ng on Monday 23 April, 2012, 15:35
The secret of those high-speed jaws
The secret of those high-speed jaws
The unusual oral morphology of deep sea dragonfishes (also known as loosejaws) allow them to open and snap their mouths shut at high speeds, according to a study to be published in a forthcoming issue of the Biological Journal of the Linnean Socie...
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Dr Heok Hee Ng on Sunday 8 April, 2012, 10:17
New species of hammerhead shark causes concern
New species of hammerhead shark causes concern
The discovery of a new species of hammerhead shark that is almost an identical twin to the Scalloped hammerhead shark (Sphyrna lewini) may hamper efforts to save both species from extincti...
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Dr Heok Hee Ng on Monday 2 April, 2012, 15:50
Fish farts sound like chirping crickets!
Fish farts sound like chirping crickets!
Scientists using a torpedo-shaped robot to record fish sounds along the coast of Florida to map their distributions have recorded unknown biological noises believed to be fish far...
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Dr Heok Hee Ng on Monday 2 April, 2012, 11:08
Copepods take to the air to avoid predators
Copepods take to the air to avoid predators
The notion that zooplankton just sit around waiting to be eaten has been dismissed as a recent study has found that some zooplankton leap out of the water to escape predators – and there's a video to prove it...
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Dr Heok Hee Ng on Wednesday 28 March, 2012, 10:30
CO2 damages the nervous systems of reef fish
CO2 damages the nervous systems of reef fish
The mechanism by which elevated carbon dioxide in the world's oceans is affecting fish brains has been explained in a study published in the most recent issue of the journal Nature Climate Chan...
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Dr Heok Hee Ng on Thursday 22 March, 2012, 9:45
There aren't as many marine fish as you may think...
There aren't as many marine fish as you may think...
Since about 70% of the Earth is covered with saltwater and about 0.01% with freshwater, you would expect marine fish species to grossly outnumber their freshwater counterparts. But this is not necessarily the case...
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Dr Heok Hee Ng on Tuesday 20 March, 2012, 10:16
How young reef fish find a home
How young reef fish find a home
Young coral reef fish pull out all the stops when it comes to locating a home, according to research published in a recent issue of the journal Ecolo...
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Dr Heok Hee Ng on Monday 19 March, 2012, 10:16
Sharks have a social life too!
Sharks have a social life too!
Sharks are often thought of as solitary predators, but a study published in a recent issue of the journal Animal Behaviour has shown that they maintain friendships and enjoy complex social live...
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Dr Heok Hee Ng on Monday 19 March, 2012, 9:42


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