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Fish Masquerades as Coral to Hide in Plain Sight


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Jennifer Welsh

Source: MSNBC

August 13, 2011

 

"One coral-living fish has found an ingenious way to avoid being gobbled up during a nap, a new study finds. The harlequin filefish has evolved to have polka-dot markings that match its coral home. Just before a snooze, the fish slicks back its fins to make like a piece of reef.

 

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