A mystery is brewing off the south west coast of Africa.
Message Posted: Aug 3, 2010 3:46:04 PM
A particular species of small fish, typically no larger than the length of your hand, is thriving in the oxygen-depleted, jellyfish-ridden waters, and scientists have no idea how.
An international team of researchers studied the bearded goby (Sufflogobius bibarbatus), a harmless creature that normally feeds on phytoplankton and provides a rich food source for predators like penguins, seals and larger fish.
They discovered that the community of gobies was behaving in strange and interesting ways.
They're eating the same jellyfish who normally prey on them.
[Edited by: JOHNNY95206 at 8/3/2010 4:50:29 PM EST]