9 Nov 2022 - 12:14
A female (leader) and male (follower) pair of Japanese termites perform a courtship ritual called a tandem run in the lab. This image is associated with the press release: ...
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9 Nov 2022 - 11:57
Researchers found that termites in same-sex pairings acted in a similar way to termites in opposite-sex pairings when the termites were separated. Leaders paused while followers searched, regardless...
Type: Video
9 Nov 2022 - 11:24
If you happen to see termites engaging in courtship rituals, you’d be hard-pressed to spot the difference between opposite-sex and same-sex couples. That’s because one of the termites in a same-sex...
Type: Press release
2 Nov 2022 - 18:41
The Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST) has joined the project, “Sustainable AI Research Center through Co-creation by Quantum Software and HPC/Simulation Technology" (shortened to "...
Type: Press release
28 Oct 2022 - 10:30
Nutrition, stress, aging, illness, and the environment profoundly affect our health. When this balance is disrupted, disease, food insecurity, biodiversity loss, and pollution become issues of public...
Type: Press release
20 Oct 2022 - 11:50
Heteractis magnifica (left image) is currently classified within Heteractis, as its long tentacles closely resemble other Heteractis anemones, like Heteractis crispa (center image). However, genetic...
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19 Oct 2022 - 14:43
A study on giant sea anemones, conducted by PhD student Rio Kashimoto and colleagues, made the front cover of the August edition of Zoological Science. This photo appeared in the press release, "...
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19 Oct 2022 - 14:23
Despite the long, dangerous journey depicted in Pixar’s “Finding Nemo”, clownfish (and other species of anemonefish) are, in real life, deeply attached to their underwater homes. As young larvae,...
Type: Press release
12 Oct 2022 - 10:00
Visual signals, such as color patterns are an important communication medium for anemonefish. Researchers from Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology have recently elucidated how the patterns on...
Type: Press release
12 Oct 2022 - 09:37
Anemonefish display more aggressive behavior towards fish with vertical bar patterns as compared to towards fish with horizontal stripe patterns. This behavior influences the partition of fish...
Type: Photo
12 Oct 2022 - 09:37
A new study reveals that anemonefish display aggressive behavior against other fish with vertical white bar patterns to avoid them from inhabiting their territory—the sea anemone
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10 Oct 2022 - 10:00
Pearls within a pearl oyster shell. Pearl oysters are important products in Japan, as they produce beautiful pearls that are sought after for necklaces, earrings, and rings. Read the associated...
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