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What looks like coral, smells like coral? A fish News

by Andrew Wright, 9 January 2015 | 0 comments

two colourful fish swimming near coral.

Written by Beth Askham Sometimes smelling like your environment is the best way to blend in and hide from predators. On the Great Barrier Reef, the harlequin filefish shelters in coral branches overnight. Researchers have found that these fish not only look like coral, they smell like it too.

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India’s thirst for water News

by Sarah, 28 February 2014 | 0 comments

Dr Anu Kumar giving a child an Australian souvenir.

Written by Neha Karl 97 million people in India do not have easy access to clean and safe water – that is more than four times the population of Australia.

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Jaw-dropping evolutionary discovery News

by Sarah, 21 February 2014 | 0 comments

Computer generated image showing anatomy of Romundina fish.

Written by Neha Karl To be called faceless or lacking a backbone is a bit insulting, however, it might now be time to face up to our simple origins. Scientists have known that jawed vertebrates evolved from ‘jaw-less’ ones, but just when and how it happened has remained a mystery until recently.

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The whole tooth and nothing but the tooth News

by Mike, 2 November 2012 | 0 comments

Skull of a placoderm, an ancient type of fish

Say cheese and flash that beautiful smile. You should be proud of those choppers; after all, teeth have been around for nearly half a billion years.

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