Fish Smell Like the Coral They Eat—Disguise Is New to Science

December 10, 2014 3:34 PM

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Fish Smell Like the Coral They Eat—Disguise Is New to Science

Filefish use chemical camouflage to hide from predators, study reveals for first time.

Now this is one fish that would beat you in a game of hide-and-seek. New research shows coral-dwelling filefish camouflage themselves by not only looking, but also smelling like their prey.

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