|In a recent study of Australian trout, biologists
found that the trout quickly learnt to distinguish between coloured containers
to recognise which colour container held food. Biologists are hopeful that
they can use this information to develop control programs for the European carp
which are currently causing such devastation in Australian waterways.
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