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Wednesday, October 7, 2015

07/10/2015: And the award for 'Best Athlete' goes to...

http://www.practicalfishkeeping.co.uk/content.php?sid=6885
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When you think of the world’s greatest athletes, names like Usain Bolt generally spring to mind, but scientists have discovered the best athletes could in fact be fish, Practical Fishkeeping reports.
  
It turns out that fish are far more effective at delivering oxygen throughout their body than almost any other animal, giving them the athletic edge over other species.


"Fish exploit a mechanism that is up to 50 times more effective in releasing oxygen to their tissues than that found in humans," says study lead author, Dr Jodie Rummer from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies at James Cook University.
 

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