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A nesting male ocellated wrasse collects algae for his nest. (Photo by Natascia Tamburello)

A nesting male ocellated wrasse collects algae for his nest. (Photo by Natascia Tamburello)

Female fish prefer nesting males, study shows

The research, by Professor Suzanne Alonzo, demonstrates "cryptic female choice" by the ocellated wrasse. Researchers found that something in the ovarian fluid released with the eggs influences which male's sperm is most likely to fertilize them.

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Campus names Susan Solt new dean of Arts Division

Campus names Susan Solt new dean of Arts Division

Solt comes to the campus from the California Institute of the Arts School of Theater (CalArts), where she is a longtime professor of theater.

Alum's book on president's summer reading list

Alum's book on president's summer reading list

William Finnegan's book covers his obsession with waves in California and Hawaii—including surfing in the early 1970s while a student at UC Santa Cruz.

UC president visits farm, robotics lab, Dickens talk

UC president visits farm, robotics lab, Dickens talk

UC President Janet Napolitano spent two days on campus, learning about research and educational efforts, and encouraging teenage girls to aim high in their aspirations.

Prostate cancer analysis suggests treatment options

Prostate cancer analysis suggests treatment options

Researchers have created a map of the complex interactions among genes and proteins that enable prostate cancer cells to proliferate and evade treatment.

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