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Fish water jet

Check out this video of an archer fish (Toxotes jaculatrix) shooting down prey by creating a water jet: Here it is again in slow motion: Until now, the mechanism by which the archer fish produces such a powerful jet of water was a mystery. Contrary to prior hypotheses, the fish do not have specialized internal…

Animal Magnetism – Part II

In a prior blog, we talked about different animals that are able to sense the Earth’s magnetic field. The mystery of how fish, and perhaps other animals, do this may be solved. Animals use the magnetic field like a compass. This is an important skill especially to migratory species who don’t have the benefit of Google…

The 10 winning images from the inaugural Bio-Art competition hosted by the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) were announced last week. Here are my favorites:    Closely related species of electric fish with recordings of their electric organ discharge. This organ is used for communication and prey location, similar to echolocation used…