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Animal behaviour

Older but less wise

Most fish living in marine reserves are older, bigger and more fecund than those outside their borders, but they are also slower to flee a threat. The potential for 'spillover' of such fish into fisheries may boost support for reserves.

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Sale, P. Older but less wise. Nature 493, 167–168 (2013).

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