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Surprise: Fish in acidic waters grow bigger ears
news.yahoo ^ | Jun 25 | RANDOLPH E. SCHMID,

Posted on 06/27/2009 9:08:25 AM PDT by JoeProBono

Listen up! Carbon dioxide being absorbed by the oceans is having a puzzling effect on fish — their ears get bigger. Now, that doesn't mean you're going to reel in the Mr. Spock of the sea. Fish ears are inside their bodies. But, as in humans, their ears perform a major role in sensing movement and whether the animal is upright — abilities that are important for survival.

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TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: ears


1 posted on 06/27/2009 9:08:25 AM PDT by JoeProBono
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To: JoeProBono
Surprise. I never knew fish even had ears.
2 posted on 06/27/2009 9:09:42 AM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: JoeProBono

Zero must bathe in vinegar.


3 posted on 06/27/2009 9:39:00 AM PDT by Yankee
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To: Yankee

I thought it meant his mom was on acid. (Hey, it was legal back then.)


4 posted on 06/27/2009 9:45:45 AM PDT by Gil4
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To: JoeProBono
Interesting. Proof would be found in comparing members of the same species taken from waters of different Ph.

Swamp waters in Louisiana and Florida are among the most acidic in the nation. Take some bass, bream and catfish from those waters and compare them against the same but from more alkaline waters.

Then have a fish fry.

5 posted on 06/27/2009 9:53:38 AM PDT by fso301
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6 posted on 06/27/2009 9:59:16 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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