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Monday, September 16, 2019

Soaring mosquitofish populations in freshwater lakes and rivers worldwide have decimated native fish and amphibian populations, and attempts to control the species through toxicants or trapping often fail or cause harm to local wildlife. Researchers have published the first experiments to gauge the ability of a biologically inspired robotic fish to induce fear-related changes in mosquitofish. Their findings indicate that even brief exposure to a robotic replica of the mosquitofish's primary predator -- the largemouth bass -- can provoke meaningful stress responses in mosquitofish, triggering avoidance behaviors and physiological changes associated with the loss of energy reserves, potentially translating into lower rates of reproduction.

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Never thought Id be thrilled by the first wave of terminators.

#1 | Posted by Tor at 2019-09-16 04:56 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Clever solution. No more bringing in a species to fight onother then bring in a third to fight the second and a fourth to fight off the third.

"I know an old woman who swallowed a horse. She died, of course"....

#2 | Posted by goatman at 2019-09-16 05:04 PM | Reply

"Invasive Species" ??

Build the wall! Build it all!

#3 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-09-16 05:53 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Robotic largemouth bass? They could of just used one of those Big Mouth Billy Bass novelties.

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#4 | Posted by sixam at 2019-09-16 06:42 PM | Reply

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