These fish are evolving right now to become land-dwellers

Fish on the South Pacific island of Rarotonga have evolved the ability to survive out of water and leap about on the rocky shoreline because this helps them escape predators in the ocean. The new study is the first to examine the pressures driving fish out of water and shows the ocean is an enemy-filled environment for the little blennies.

These fish are evolving right now to become land-dwellers

The threat of predation makes the blenny fish seek refuge outside of water, where they are safer, perhaps retracing steps of first land-dwelling animals

Thu 16 Mar 17 from Newscientist

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Leap onto land saves fish from being eaten

Fish on the South Pacific island of Rarotonga have evolved the ability to survive out of water and leap about on the rocky shoreline because this helps them escape predators in the ocean, a ...

Tue 14 Mar 17 from Phys.org

Leap onto land saves fish from being eaten, Tue 14 Mar 17 from ScienceDaily

Plagued by predators in the sea, these fish are moving onto land

Science Some blenny fish spend nearly their entire lives out of the water On the remote Pacific Island of Rarotonga, some fish are fleeing to land to escape aquatic predators. ...

Fri 17 Mar 17 from Popular Science

These fish have evolved the ability to leap onto land to avoid being eaten

These fish are quite comfortable out of water.

Fri 17 Mar 17 from ZME Science

Amazing blenny fish are evolving to live on land

Scientists from the University of South Wales in Australia studied several species of blenny fish - often referred to as blennies - in Rarotonga, which is one of the Cook Islands (stock image). ...

Fri 17 Mar 17 from Daily Mail

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