Fleeing fish could skew scuba surveys - April 26,...
Much of our knowledge of coral reefs is based on surveys by scuba divers. But what if those divers are scaring away the fish they’re trying to count? A new study in PLoS One suggests that the so-called ‘diver effect’ drives away an average of half the fish in a given area, with 70% of individuals from some species fleeing. A popular method for assessing reef populations is an underwater...
Monkey see, monkey recall – at least for a couple minutes. Ben Basile of Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, placed five rhesus monkeys in front of a touchscreen that briefly showed a blue square and two red ones. After an interval of up to 2 minutes, the blue square reappeared in a different place, and the monkeys had to replicate the pattern in its new position by tapping the screen to place...
Brainless box jellyfish know which way is up -... →
Pictures: Sharks Taught to Hunt Alien Lionfish →
A pretty damn interesting way of dealing with the problem. Having witnessed the lionfish invasion of honduras, this is great news.
Entering the blogosphere
So here goes, this might develop into a real blog, or I may get bored after two posts