Friday, November 14, 2008

Crown-of-thorns starfish actually four species | Practical Fishkeeping magazine ---
A study published in the latest issue of the journal Biology Letters
has identified the crown-of-thorns starfish (Acanthaster planci), a
species thought to be widely distributed throughout the Indo-Pacific,
to consist of a species complex with as many as four species.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Fiddler Crabs Know How To Bluff | Scientific Blogging
--- Dishonesty may be more widespread in the animal kingdom than
previously thought. A team of Australian ecologists has discovered
that some male fiddler crabs "lie" about their fighting ability by
growing claws that look strong and powerful but are in fact weak and