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August 31, 2015

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August 31, 2015

Aug. 27, 2015 — Researchers are turning to an unusual source -- otoliths, the inner ear bones of fish -- to identify the nursery grounds of winter flounder, the protected estuaries where the potato chip-sized ... read more

Aug. 7, 2015 — Before new chemicals can be approved, environmental risk assessments have to be carried out. But conventional toxicity testing with live fish is costly and time-consuming, and new substances continue ... read more

Aug. 7, 2015 — Fish retreat to deeper water to escape the heat, a new study shows, a finding that throws light on what to expect if predictions of ocean warming come to ... read more

Aug. 5, 2015 — They are some of the most interesting and unique creatures in the oceans -- deep-sea life. Most people can identify a shark or sea turtle or whale, but many are shocked to see what a lanternfish or ... read more

Aug. 5, 2015 — Two new species of submarine shrimp-like creature, capable of 'stripping' a pig carcass in a matter of days, have been discovered by a team of scientists. These 3mm long scavenging ... read more

Aug. 4, 2015 — A marine biologist studying the rise and fall of fish populations worldwide recently made a counterintuitive discovery: ocean species that grow quickly and reproduce frequently are more likely to ... read more

New Fish Genus, Species Named for Its Red, Fingerlike Fins

Aug. 4, 2015 — Scientists recently announced the name of a new genus and species of frogfish, which are small, stocky creatures found in most tropical and subtropical oceans around the ... read more

Aug. 4, 2015 — African fish called mormyrids communicate by means of electric signals. Fish in one group can glean detailed information from a signal's waveform, but fish in another group are insensitive to ... read more

Aug. 3, 2015 — What happens at the Equator, doesn't stay at the Equator. El Nino-associated changes in the ocean may be putting the biodiversity of two Northern Pacific salmon species at risk, according to a ... read more

Study Questions Presence in Blood of Heart-Healthy Molecules from Fish Oil Supplements

July 30, 2015 — The importance of a diet rich in fish oils -- now a billion dollar food-supplement industry -- has been debated for over half a century. A new study questions the relevance of fish oil-derived ... read more

July 30, 2015 — North of the Aleutian Islands, submarine canyons in the cold waters of the eastern Bering Sea contain a highly productive 'green belt' that is home to deep-water corals as well as a ... read more

July 30, 2015 — The combination of elevated levels of carbon dioxide and an increase in ocean water temperature has a significant impact on survival and development of the Antarctic dragonfish (Gymnodraco ... read more

Aquariums Deliver Health and Wellbeing Benefits

July 29, 2015 — Viewing aquarium displays led to noticeable reductions in blood pressure and heart rate, a research team found in the first study of its kind. They also noted that higher numbers of fish helped to ... read more

All-Natural Sunscreen Derived from Algae

July 29, 2015 — For consumers searching for just the right sunblock this summer, the options can be overwhelming. But scientists are now turning to the natural sunscreen of algae -- which is also found in fish slime ... read more

July 24, 2015 — Pathogenic bacteria develop killer machines that work very specifically and highly efficiently. Scientists have solved the molecular mechanism of a fish toxin that could be used in the future as a ... read more

July 23, 2015 — White-tailed eagles represent no competition for fishermen. This has been shown by researchers based on the first field study about the foraging behavior of the white-tailed eagle ... read more

July 23, 2015 — Reintroducing a species into an area where it has vanished can be a great tool for conservation, but for reintroduction to be successful it's crucial to understand how the habitat has changed in ... read more

July 20, 2015 — In a world first study, researchers have unlocked the genetic mystery of why some fish are able to adjust to warming oceans. Researchers examined how the fish's genes responded after several ... read more

July 17, 2015 — Scientists have described a new goby fish species that lives deeper than its closest relatives and had gone unnoticed up until now. It has been discovered between 70 and 80 m in the southern ... read more

July 15, 2015 — A mixture of bitumen and gasoline-like solvents known as dilbit that flows through Prairie pipelines can seriously harm fish populations, according to new ... read more

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