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The Waterfall-Climbing Fish

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 01:23 PM

A waterfall-climbing fish in Hawaii uses the same muscles to both rise and feed, researchers have discovered.

Many gobies can inch their way up waterfalls with the aid of a sucker on their bellies formed from fused pelvic fins. The Nopoli rock-climbing goby, on the other hand, can climb waterfalls as tall as 330 feet (100 meters)

"For a human to go the equivalent distance based on body size, it'd be like doing a marathon, some 26 miles (42 kilometers) long, except climbing up a vertical cliff-face against rushing water,"

http://news.discover...#mkcpgn=rssnws1

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 01:46 PM

The music on that video was damned annoying, but I learnt of these fish while watching that mega series Planet Earth. There you got to see these rock-climbing fish in their natural habitat. Was pretty awesome! :tu:

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