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Unread October 18th, 2007, 01:47 PM
James Brody James Brody is offline
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Default Mangrove Killifish...in the trees

Eiseley mentioned this guy in the Immense Journey. He's still in the branches...

"The fish that can survive for months in a tree

"By DAVID DERBYSHIRE

"It's one of the golden rules of the natural world – birds live in trees, fish live in water.

The trouble is, no one bothered to tell the mangrove killifish.

Scientists have discovered that it spends several months of every year out of the water and living inside trees. Hidden away inside rotten branches and trunks, the remarkable creatures temporarily alter their biological makeup so they can breathe air... "

More at http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/liv...n_page_id=1770
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