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Image courtesy of http://all.worth1000.com/artists/ManoleJrA study at Muluk in PNG reveals that fish may not be as dumb as most people think. Scientists have measured how close a diver can get before fish take flight in protected and non protected fishing areas. The research showed that “Inside protected areas, the fish tended to move off when the diver closed to within 2-3 metres of them. However those outside the protected zone, where hunting was common, mostly fled when the diver came within 4-5 metres of them.”


Muluk is on the eastern side of Karkar Island in Madang province,

(Latitude: 4 39′ 0 S, Longitude: 146 4′ 0 E)

Source: “PNG Gossip Newsletter”

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