Navigation Links
Tiny fish make 'eyes' at their killer
Date:8/19/2013

oral reef with lots of predators, they found that juvenile damsel fish with enlarged eye spots had an amazing five times the survival rate of fish with a normal-sized spot.

"This was dramatic proof that eyespots work and give young fish a hugely increased chance of not being eaten.

"We think the eyespots not only cause the predator to attack the wrong end of the fish, enabling it to escape by accelerating in the opposite direction, but also reduce the risk of fatal injury to the head," she explains.

The team also noted that when placed in proximity to a predator the young damsel fish also adopted other protective behaviours and features, including reducing activity levels, taking refuge more often and developing a chunkier body shape less easy for a predator to swallow.

"It all goes to show that even a very young, tiny fish a few millimetres long have evolved quite a range of clever strategies for survival which they can deploy when a threatening situation demands," Ms Lonnstedt says.


'/>"/>

Contact: Oona Lonnstedt
oona.lonnstedt1@jcu.edu.au
64-670-021-8346
ARC Centre of Excellence in Coral Reef Studies
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. MIT researchers reveal how the brain keeps eyes on the prize
2. TabletKiosk and SMI Collaborate to Produce the Sahara EyeSlate
3. Pleasure response from chocolate: You can see it in the eyes
4. Zebrafish may hold the answer to repairing damaged retinas and returning eyesight to people
5. Looking into a flys eyes
6. New technique to deliver stem cell therapy may help damaged eyes regain their sight
7. Seeing the world through the eyes of an Orangutan
8. Brain may see more than the eyes, study indicates
9. EyeLock Inc. Introduces EyeSwipe Nano TS Iris Scanning Turnstile Solution for Secure Access Control
10. The eyes have it: Men do see things differently to women
11. Color-coded markers may help doctors diagnose neural diseases through the eyes
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/31/2015)... 31 de julio de 2015 La 10 th ... celebrará por medio de BGI del 22 al 25 de octubre ... Este año, la conferencia celebra su décimo aniversario. ... convertido en una de las reuniones anuales más influyentes del ... las reuniones más dinámicas, entusiastas y mejores a nivel científico. ...
(Date:7/31/2015)... , Jul. 31, 2015 NXT-ID, Inc. (NASDAQ: ... company focused on the growing mobile commerce market and ... has filed provisional patent 62/198989 for ELECTRONIC ... highlights a method to advance crypto-currencies such as Bitcoin ... a common, uniform way to manage all payments.  ...
(Date:7/30/2015)... Calif. , July 30, 2015 ... services for gene function analysis and biomarker discovery, ... RNA (sgRNA) Knockout Library targeting all human protein ... and permanently "knock out" a gene,s function. Cellecta,s ... a high throughput screening tool so that researchers ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):La 10th International Conference on Genomics (ICG-10) se llevará a cabo en octubre 2La 10th International Conference on Genomics (ICG-10) se llevará a cabo en octubre 3NXT-ID Patents Electronic Crypto-Currency Management Technology 2NXT-ID Patents Electronic Crypto-Currency Management Technology 3NXT-ID Patents Electronic Crypto-Currency Management Technology 4CELLECTA, INC. Announces Launch of Human Whole Genome CRISPR Knockout Library 2
... and Ohio State University will battle for the BCS ... week, but if the game was held in the ... halftime. Louisianas wetlands are being lost at the rate ... fight against this rapid destruction, the two universities joined ...
... Creditors are Subject to Identity Theft Red Flag, Legislation ... 1, 2008, BRENTWOOD, Tenn., Jan. 2 With ... of FACTA (Fair and Accurate Transactions Act),also known as ... scrambling to create a written plan for detecting and,responding ...
... Ohio State University have found that the number of copies ... cancer in a mouse model. Publishing in the Jan. 3 ... or Down syndrome in humans, can repress tumor growth. ... whether people with Down syndrome develop cancer less often than ...
Cached Biology News:LSU and Ohio State battle on football field, collaborate in research field 2NXG Strategies Launches Nation's First Website Dedicated to Red Flag Compliance 2Gene dose affects tumor growth 2
(Date:8/27/2015)... DIEGO , Aug. 27, 2015 HUYA ... annual meeting of the Japan Society of HTLV-1, held ... Institute Auditorium. The purpose of the Society is to ... as the development of medical technology and research related ... and welfare. "HUYA is proud to support ...
(Date:8/27/2015)... ... 2015 , ... Proove Biosciences, a commercial and research ... genetics and hypertension at the International Academy of Cardiology Annual Scientific ... The event, which boasts an extensive overview of the latest research developments in ...
(Date:8/26/2015)... MIAMI , Aug. 26, 2015  The ... at the University of Miami Miller School of ... its clinical trial to test for the first ... was successfully completed.  This FDA approved Phase I/II ... islet transplantation and is an important first step ...
(Date:8/26/2015)... OXFORD, England , August 26, 2015 ... P2i Ltd against Europlasma NV relating to P2i ... parties have resolved their dispute in the United ... or liability on the part of either party. As a ... the Central District of California dismissed ...
Breaking Biology Technology:HUYA Bioscience International Sponsors Japan Society Of HTLV-1 Annual Meeting 2HUYA Bioscience International Sponsors Japan Society Of HTLV-1 Annual Meeting 3HUYA Bioscience International Sponsors Japan Society Of HTLV-1 Annual Meeting 4Proove Biosciences Presents Ground-Breaking Data on Genetics and Heart Disease at 20th World Congress on Heart Disease 2Proove Biosciences Presents Ground-Breaking Data on Genetics and Heart Disease at 20th World Congress on Heart Disease 3Diabetes Research Institute Successfully Transplants First Patient In Pilot BioHub Trial 2Diabetes Research Institute Successfully Transplants First Patient In Pilot BioHub Trial 3Diabetes Research Institute Successfully Transplants First Patient In Pilot BioHub Trial 4P2i Settles United States Litigation 2
... You cannot commoditize talent when the key skills for ... have to pay for talent in order to compete ... organizations. , ,There is a misperception that there is ... country. The reality is that there are many qualified, ...
... Rick Davidson Milwaukee, Wis. - Rick ... the word global is in your title, and your company ... blanket - especially in jest. , ,Not that the good-humored ... Manpower , is prone to exaggeration. The Milwaukee-based employment services ...
... - Marshfield Clinic ... management software developed by TeraMedica , a ... as Evercore, will be deployed to integrate all ... images, then distribute them within the clinic's electronic ...
Cached Biology Technology:Getting beyond the vortex of corporate mediocrity 2Getting beyond the vortex of corporate mediocrity 3Getting beyond the vortex of corporate mediocrity 4CIO Leadership Series: Rick Davidson, Manpower 2CIO Leadership Series: Rick Davidson, Manpower 3CIO Leadership Series: Rick Davidson, Manpower 4CIO Leadership Series: Rick Davidson, Manpower 5
Peptide-affinity Purified Polyclonal Antibody to Prolactin Releasing Hormone Receptor (GPR10)...
Peptide-affinity Purified Polyclonal Antibody to Sphingolipid Receptor Edg8/S1P5...
Peptide-affinity Purified Polyclonal Antibody to MAML1 / Mastermind Peptide with sequence VLPTCPMAEFALPR, from N Terminus of the protein sequence according to NP_055572....
DNA sequencing - plasmids or PCR fragments, 3-7 working days service....
Biology Products: