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May 7, 2015

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May 7, 2015

Long-Sought Biomarker for Chronic Stress in Fish Discovered

Apr. 29, 2015 — A long-sought biomarker for chronic stress in fish has now been discovered. Fish faced with stressful stimuli launch an endocrine stress response through activation of the ... read more

Apr. 28, 2015 — Several species of fish — including the peppered chub and the plains minnow — were found to be severely declining in the Great Plains. A new article documents a reduction in water flow in Great ... read more

Apr. 24, 2015 — A medication commonly taken for Type II diabetes, which is being found in freshwater systems worldwide, has been shown to cause intersex in fish – male fish that produce eggs. The medication is ... read more

Apr. 23, 2015 — Many loggerhead sea turtles that nest in Dry Tortugas National Park head to rich feeding sites in the Bahamas after nesting, a discovery that may help those working to protect this threatened ... read more

Genetics Provides New Clues About Lionfish Invasion

Apr. 23, 2015 — New genetic data suggest the red lionfish invasion in the Caribbean Basin and Western Atlantic started in multiple locations, not just one as previously believed, according to a new ... read more

Apr. 23, 2015 — "Gag grouper? That's our money fish," said a charter boat captain out of Clearwater, Florida, on the state's western shore. "That's what brings customers to the ... read more

Apr. 22, 2015 — A single fish caught with a hand spear off the Brazilian coast is making big waves across the entire southwestern Atlantic. In May 2014, a group of recreational divers spotted an adult lionfish -- ... read more

Apr. 21, 2015 — Fishing is having a significant impact on the make-up of fish populations of the Great Barrier Reef, new research shows. Removing predatory fish such as coral trout and snapper, through fishing, ... read more

Seafood Samples Had No Elevated Contaminant Levels from Oil Spill, Study Shows

Apr. 17, 2015 — Following the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill in 2010, many people were concerned that seafood was contaminated by either the oil or dispersants used to keep the oil from washing ashore. A new study ... read more

Apr. 17, 2015 — Researchers have determined the impacts of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on marine organisms such as oysters, conch, shrimp, corals as well as marine plankton (microalgae or phytoplankton, rotifers ... read more

Fish Type, Body Size Can Help Predict Nutrient Recycling Rates

Apr. 16, 2015 — The nutrients excreted by fish in their 'pee' may be critical to the health of coastal ecosystems. But knowing whether generalizations can be made about how to predict these nutrient levels ... read more

Warming Seas Pose Habitat Risk for Fishy Favorites

Apr. 13, 2015 — Popular North Sea fish such as haddock, plaice and lemon sole could become less common on our menus because they will be constrained to preferred habitat as seas warm, according to a study. Fish ... read more

Apr. 10, 2015 — 60 captive-raised Myanmar roofed turtles—a species once thought extinct—have been released into their native habitat in Myanmar, conservationists report. The Myanmar roofed turtle (Batagur ... read more

Dynamic Dead Zones Alter Fish Catches in Lake Erie

Apr. 9, 2015 — Lake Erie's dead zones are actually quite active, greatly affecting fish distributions, catch rates and the effectiveness of fishing gear, scientists report. "Our study shows that Lake Erie ... read more

Apr. 7, 2015 — In a side-by-side comparison, a robotic predator can frighten zebrafish just as well as the real thing, a new experiment demonstrates. These results may help advance understanding of fear and anxiety ... read more

Apr. 6, 2015 — A new study implicates fishing in the collapse of forage fish stocks and recommends risk-based management tools that would track a fishery's numbers and suspend fishing when ... read more

Potential Chemoresistance After Consuming Fatty Acid in Fish, Fish Oil

Apr. 2, 2015 — Researchers found that consuming the fish herring and mackerel, as well as three kinds of fish oils, raised blood levels of the fatty acid 16:4(n-3), which experiments in mice suggest may induce ... read more

Apr. 2, 2015 — A study draws on data from nearly 40 islands and atolls across the central and western Pacific, including 25 unpopulated islands, to investigate the relative influence of environmental variation and ... read more

Apr. 1, 2015 — While nearly all coral reefs in the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico will experience bleaching by mid-century, there will be great variety in the timing and location of these harmful effects, research ... read more

Apr. 1, 2015 — A ~147 million-year-old Jurassic-aged osteoglossoid osteoglossomorph fish Paralycoptera from outcrops at Lai Chi Chong has been described. This fossil represents the first dinosaur-era fish - as well ... read more

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