Stone Loach

E.U. Cave Fish “Evolved Super-Fast”

E.U. cave fish “evolved super-fast”, according to articles in New Scientist, Science (AAAS) News and ScienceDaily 3 April 2017 and Current Biology doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2017.02.048. Scientists and cave explorers in Germany have found the first known European cave fish – small fish belonging to the genus Barbatula, also known as stone loaches, in the Danube–Aach underground […]

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Mutant Butterflies in Japan

Mutant butterflies found in japan, according to an article in Nature Scientific Reports, doi:10.1038/srep00570, 9 August 2012. Scientists from University of the Ryukyus, Nishihara, Okinawa, Japan have studied butterflies from the region affected by the release of radioactive materials from the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant following the great earthquake in March 2011. They collected […]

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Coming to Grips with Wobbly Flowers

Coming to grips with wobbly flowers reported in ScienceDaily 29 May 2012 and Functional Ecology, Vol. 26, pages 941–947, August 2012. Many flower petals have cone shaped cells on the surface of their petals.  For flowers odd shape, such as snapdragons, this enables bees to grip the surface without falling off.  However, many flowers that have a […]

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