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Seahorse evolved its curved body for better hunting


January 31st, 2011 - 6:44 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 31 (IANS) The seahorse evolved its arched head and curved S-shape body to help it hunt more distant prey, says a new study. The strange yet alluring creature is completely ... Read more...

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Male pipefish cannibalises own offspring


January 4th, 2010 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 4 (IANS) Researchers have stumbled on the prevalence of filial cannibalism among pipefish, even though the male cares for its offspring. The pipefish male, a kin of the seahorse, takes care ... Read more...

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‘Pregnant’ fish fathers suck the life out of their own offspring


December 22nd, 2009 - 1:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 22 (ANI): Scientists from Sweden's University of Gothenburg have found that 'pregnant' male pipefish actually suck the life out of some of their own offspring.It is well known that ... Read more...

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Pipefish males kill their own kids for nutrients


December 9th, 2009 - 6:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 9 (ANI): In the world of pipefish, the males take care of the offspring and at one point go to the extent of eating them up for their own nutrition, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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