In Detroit, Michigan,
tattooed fish, like this Parrot Fish, showing
"I ♥ U", went on sale for Valentine's Day.
In Newport, Kentucky, this rare male Shark Ray was recently acquired by the Newport Aquarium.
Pet shops are cashing in on the latest Valentine's Day craze -- exotic fish tattooed with pink lips and "I ♥ U." The fish are imported from Asia, where they are tattooed with an injection or a laser, leaving a permanent marking. At least seven pet shops in metro Detroit began selling the fish about two weeks ago for $39 to $50. Three have sold out. Animal activists decry the tattoos as cruel, and some pet shops are refusing to stock the fish for ethical reasons. "It's neat, but I'm opposed to it because it stresses the fish," said Junjun Cabral of Best Pets in Madison Heights, which won't stock the fish. Click here to read the entire story. Debbie G. set us an email with a link. Click here to see the video with tattooed pet fish. Thanks, Debbie.
Inbreeding often conjures visions of mutant offspring, but scientists now find it can have its upside in the wild. Animals in the wild often avoid close kin as mates, as inbreeding causes harmful genes that might otherwise recede into the background to manifest in progeny more often. While animal breeders often practice inbreeding to cultivate desirable traits, they must then cull unfit offspring. However, recent theoretical predictions suggest that, at times, the benefits of inbreeding might outweigh the costs. Now evolutionary biologist Timo Thünken at the University of Bonn in Germany and his colleagues have discovered real-life evidence in support of these predictions. Click here to read more.
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