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The tail’s odd shape offers a rare combination of control and flexibility that could prove useful in robotics, defense systems, or biomedicine.

Corals use chemical cues to call goby fish to their aid when threatened by toxic seaweed, researchers report in the 9 November issue of Science. In return, the coral provide shelter and food for the fish.