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Clever fish around the coast of Mallorca Island IGB – 19.05.2015:

Clever fish around the coast of Mallorca Island

To avoid overfishing and aid in sustainable exploitation, the status of the fish stocks has to be monitored regularly. In many cases stock assessment is based on fishery-dependent data ... More…

Koalas have a funny diet - do they have funny bacteria? IZW – 12.05.2015:

Koalas have a funny diet - do they have funny bacteria?

With their specialized diet of almost exclusively Eucalyptus leaves, do koalas require specialist microbes to help them digest their food? Scientists from the Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research (IZW) investigated the composition of bacterial communities in different digestion-associated organs but found no unusual or special microbial communities when they compared these with those of other mammals. More…

European Sturgeon Research Network Established to Boost Prehistoric Giants IGB – 11.05.2015:

European Sturgeon Research Network Established to Boost Prehistoric Giants

Sturgeons are among the most threatened fish species worldwide. To ensure that one day these living fossils will return to our rivers in large numbers, scientists have joined forces in a Europe-wide network. More…

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