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Using the two high-quality genomes that exist for Neandertals and Denisovans, researchers find clues to gene activity...
A new report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) concludes that humanity has done little to slow...
Astronomers have discovered an Earth-sized planet in the habitable zone of a red dwarf—a star cooler than the sun—500...
Three years ago, Jennifer Francis of Rutgers University proposed that a warming Arctic was altering the behavior of the...
Officials last week revealed that the U.S. contribution to ITER could cost $3.9 billion by 2034—roughly four times the...
An experimental hepatitis B drug that looked safe in animal trials tragically killed five of 15 patients in 1993. Now,...
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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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