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The Pyrenean ibex, an impressive mountain goat that lived in the central Pyrenees in Spain, went extinct in 2000. But a...
Tight budgets are forcing NASA to consider turning off one or more planetary science projects that have completed their...
Ebola is not a stranger to West Africa—an outbreak in the 1990s killed chimpanzees and sickened one researcher. But the...
In an as-yet-unpublished report, an international panel of geoscientists has concluded that a pair of deadly...
Tropical disease experts tried and failed before to eradicate yaws, a rare disfiguring disease of poor countries. Now,...
Since 2002, researchers have reported that agricultural communities in the hot and humid Pacific Coast of Central...
Balkan endemic kidney disease surfaced in the 1950s and for decades defied attempts to finger the cause. It occurred...
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As Coral Deteriorates, Fish Get Risky
8 February 2014 4:00 pm
Fish are beginning to engage in some risky business. As coral habitats slowly deteriorate due to pollution and climate change, fish are becoming fearless, researchers say. A study published online last week in the Journal of Animal Ecology finds juvenile fish in dead coral habitats exhibit fearless behavior—like swimming farther away from safe shelter—making them 75% more likely to be devoured by predators than those who live in healthy habitats. Scientists believe the behavior may be caused by dead coral interfering with the fishes’ sense of smell and ability to detect threats.
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