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Keeping the Clients Happy

  • Written by CSA Ocean Sciences
  • Category: Blog

Cleaning behavior by fishes is a phenomenon in which an individual of one species (the “cleaner”) removes annoying external parasites (ectoparasites) as well as mucus, dead skin, and other material from the body surfaces of another species (the “client”). Cleaning behavior occurs in a variety of environmental settings including freshwater, but it is best documented on coral reefs.

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Follow the Leader

  • Written by CSA Ocean Sciences
  • Category: Blog

The cobia (Rachycentron canadum) is the sole member of the family Rachycentridae. The species is distributed worldwide; in the western Atlantic, it ranges from Massachusetts to Argentina. In Florida, cobias occur in coastal and offshore waters and, less commonly, in the lower reaches of estuaries.

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CSA Scientist Reflects on the Passing of a Legend in Ichthyology, Dr. Jack Randall

  • Written by CSA Ocean Sciences
  • Category: Blog

Scientists at CSA Ocean Sciences Inc. (CSA) love to talk about fish, and this week we’re kicking off our new monthly “Fish Blog.” Sadly, but perhaps fittingly, our first Fish Blog reflects on the passing of a legend in ichthyology, Dr. Jack Randall, whose pioneering work taught us about mimicry in fishes and many other contributions to the study of taxonomy, natural history, and behavior of fishes.

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