7 March 2012

'Fishing with your face'

Beak-like protuberances on various animals are thought to be used to smack prey into submission or to detect the electric fields emitted by potential meals. Now scientists have discovered that sawfish (Pristis microdon) use their saws for both purposes, a first in the fish world, or indeed anywhere.

This is rather like using your nose to sniff out a freshly baked cake, and then using it to cut yourself a slice.
-- report

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