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Climate change threatens commercial fishers from Maine to North Carolina
Most fishing communities from North Carolina to Maine are projected to face declining fishing options unless they adapt to climate change by catching different species or fishing in different areas, according to a study in the journal Nature Climate Change. (2019-06-17)
The complex fate of Antarctic species in the face of a changing climate
Researchers from the University of Plymouth and the British Antarctic Survey have presented support for the theory that marine invertebrates with larger body size are generally more sensitive to reductions in oxygen than smaller animals, and so will be more sensitive to future global climate change. (2019-06-16)
The power of a love song: Dopamine affects seasonal hearing in fish and facilitates mating
Scientists at The Graduate Center of The City University of New York and Brooklyn College have discovered seasonal changes in dopamine levels in the female plainfin midshipman fish's inner ear helps hearing sensitivity grow in the summer mating season, making her better able to hear the male's mating calls. (2019-06-13)
Community knowledge can be as valuable as ecological knowledge in environmental decision-making
An understanding of community issues can be as valuable as knowing the ecology of an area when making environmental decisions, according to new research from the University of Exeter Business School. (2019-06-12)
Increasing red meat intake linked with heightened risk of death
Increasing red meat intake, particularly processed red meat, is associated with a heightened risk of death, suggests a large US study published in The BMJ today. (2019-06-12)
New model predicts impact of invasive lionfish predators on coral reefs
A new model is providing insight into the impact of invasive lionfish on coral reefs in the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea. (2019-06-06)
What's fair game on the high seas?
Discriminating among sustainably targetable tuna species and protected species that co-mingle near fish-aggregating devices (FADs) in mid-ocean is one of the leading challenges that face tropical tuna fisheries. (2019-06-06)
Taking stock of Indonesia's reef fishes
A research team estimated the natural stock of reef fishes from three regencies in the lesser Sunda-Banda Seascape in Indonesia to fill gaps in knowledge of species composition and biodiversity. (2019-06-06)
Cardinalfish caught sneaking a bit on the side
Scientists from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies reveal the torrid, adulterous love lives of the mouth-brooding cardinalfish. (2019-06-05)
Why deep-sea dragonfish have transparent teeth
Off the coast of San Diego, 500 meters under the sea, pencil-sized sea monsters grin pitch-black smiles because their mouths are filled with transparent teeth. (2019-06-05)
Researchers discover cells that change their identity during normal development
The ability of a developed cell to transform into another type of cell is exceptionally rare. (2019-06-04)
Salmon get a major athletic boost via a single enzyme
A single enzyme anchored to the walls of salmons' blood vessels helps reduce how hard their hearts have to work during exercise by up to 27%. (2019-06-04)
Early lives of Alaska sockeye salmon accelerating with climate change
An ample buffet of freshwater food, brought on by climate change, is altering the life history of one of the world's most important salmon species. (2019-06-04)
Snout dated: Slow-evolving elephant shark offers new insights into human physiology
Slow-evolving elephant shark reveals hormonal adaptation and offers new insights into human physiology. (2019-06-04)
Freshwater find: Genetic advantage allows some marine fish to colonize freshwater habitats
Fishes are present in not only marine but also freshwater environments. (2019-05-30)
Chimpanzees catch and eat crabs
Chimpanzees have a mainly vegetarian diet, but do occasionally eat meat. (2019-05-29)
More fishing vessels chasing fewer fish, new study finds
A new analysis of global fishing data has found the world's fishing fleet doubled in size over the 65-years to 2015 but for the amount of effort expended the catch fell more than 80 per cent. (2019-05-27)
How to prevent mosquitofish from spreading in water ecosystems
Preventing the introduction of the mosquitofish and removing its population are the most effective actions to control the dispersal of this exotic fish in ponds and lakes, according to a study published in the journal Science of the Total Environment. (2019-05-24)
The healing power of fish skin for a dog named Stella
Michigan State University veterinarians used a creative approach to treat the burns of Stella, a 1-year-old Rottweiler puppy, who escaped a house fire. (2019-05-23)
Hot spots in rivers that nurture salmon 'flicker on and off' in Bristol Bay region
Chemical signatures imprinted on tiny stones that form inside the ears of fish show that two of Alaska's most productive salmon populations, and the fisheries they support, depend on the entire watershed. (2019-05-23)
Tiny fish a big lure for life on coral reefs
Researchers from Simon Fraser University have discovered how coral reefs support such an abundance and diversity of life. (2019-05-23)
Surprise: The survival of coral reefs hinges on the hidden lives of the sea's tiniest fishes
The survival of coral reef ecosystems and their menagerie of rainbowed residents relies on seldom seen, historically overlooked cryptobenthic reef fishes -- the smallest of marine vertebrates. (2019-05-23)
Live fast, die young: Study shows tiny fishes fuel coral reefs
Scientists have long sought to understand how coral reefs support such an abundance of fish life despite their location in nutrient-poor waters. (2019-05-23)
Tiny fish live fast, die young
Fish on coral reefs manage to thrive in isolated areas where there are very low levels of nutrients for them to use. (2019-05-23)
The neural mechanisms that inhibit slow muscle activity during fast swimming in fish
Using zebrafish larvae, Assistant Professor Yukiko Kimura and Professor Shin-Ichi Higashijima of the National Institute for Basic Biology in Japan have discovered neural mechanisms that suppress slow muscle activity in fish swimming at high speeds. (2019-05-22)
Penguins and their chicks' responses to local fish numbers informs marine conservation
Endangered penguins respond rapidly to changes in local fish numbers, and monitoring them could inform fisheries management and marine conservation. (2019-05-21)
Fish fences across the tropical seas having large-scale devastating effects
Huge fish fences which are commonly used in tropical seas are causing extensive social, ecological and economic damage and are threatening marine biodiversity and human livelihoods, according to a new study. (2019-05-21)
Extreme draining of reservoir aids young salmon and eliminates invasive fish
A new study finds that the low-cost, extreme draining of a reservoir in Oregon aided downstream migration of juvenile chinook salmon -- and led to the gradual disappearance of two species of predatory invasive fish in the artificial lake. (2019-05-21)
What makes a place a home?
Diver-led visual surveys at 11 mesophotic reef sites around Bermuda found that high densities of lionfish were associated with both higher abundances of prey fish and higher prey fish biomass. (2019-05-21)
High-quality jadeite tool discovered in underwater ancient salt works in Belize
Anthropologists discovered a tool made out of high-quality translucent jadeite with an intact rosewood handle at a site where the ancient Maya processed salt in Belize. (2019-05-20)
A substantial benefit from replacing steak with fish
The average Dane will gain a health benefit from substituting part of the red and processed meat in their diet with fish, according to calculations from the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark. (2019-05-16)
Ancient fish ponds in the Bolivian savanna supported human settlement
A network of fish ponds supported a permanent human settlement in the seasonal drylands of Bolivia more than one thousand years ago, according to a new study published May 15, 2019 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Gabriela Prestes-Carneiro of Federal University of Western Para, Brazil, and colleagues. (2019-05-15)
Are otters threatening amphibian populations?
The Eurasian otter typically eats fish, but amphibians, which are in global decline, are also part of its diet, especially when fish are scarce. (2019-05-09)
How the cytoplasm separates from the yolk
The segregation of yolk from the surrounding cytoplasm in the very early fish embryo is a key process for the development of the fish larva. (2019-05-09)
Color vision found in fish that live in near darkness
An international team of researchers discovered a previously unknown visual system that may allow color vision in deep, dark waters where animals were presumed to be colorblind. (2019-05-09)
Water flea can smell fish and dive into the dark for protection
Zoologists at the University of Cologne have discovered the messenger substance responsible for the flight of the small planktonic crustacean Daphnia from fish in lakes. (2019-05-08)
New species of fish parasite named after Xena, the warrior princess
A study of crustacean parasites attaching themselves inside the branchial cavities (the gills) of their fish hosts was conducted in order to reveal potentially unrecognised diversity of the genus Elthusa in South Africa. (2019-05-07)
Threatened sturgeon learns for the fitness
An international team led by IGB is providing one of the first proofs of the complex learning behavior of fish in a recent study. (2019-05-07)
UNH researchers discover new strain of canine distemper in wild animals in NH, VT
A distinct strain of canine distemper virus, which is a widespread virus of importance to wildlife and domesticated dogs, has been identified in wild animals in New Hampshire and Vermont, according to pathologists with the New Hampshire Veterinary Diagnostic Lab at the University of New Hampshire. (2019-05-06)
Shipwrecks off NC coast harbor tropical migrants
Shipwrecks and sunken structures off the North Carolina coast may act as stepping stones for tropical fish searching for favorable habitats at or beyond the edge of their normal geographic range. (2019-05-06)
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