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April 26, 2015

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April 26, 2015

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. 8, 2015 — Fish are the key ingredients in a new recipe to diagnose and restore degraded coral reef ecosystems, according to ... 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

Apr. 4, 2015 — Using a multigenerational experiment research has shown for the first time that when reef fish parents develop from early life at elevated temperatures they can adjust their offspring's sex ... 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

Apr. 1, 2015 — A new study explores how recreational anglers' understanding of the ecosystem and fishing practices influence their views of conserving bocaccio, canary rockfish, and yelloweye rockfish in Puget ... read more

Widespread Agricultural Contaminant Impacts Fish Reproductive Behavior

Apr. 1, 2015 — A common growth-promoting hormone used worldwide in the cattle industry has been found to affect the sexual behaviors of fish at a very low concentration in waterways – with potentially serious ... read more

Mar. 31, 2015 — The endangered desert pupfish has made itself at home in the harsh, hot environment of Death Valley hot springs by using a surprising evolutionary adaptation: They can go for up to five hours without ... read more

Mar. 31, 2015 — A team of engineers and biologists reports new progress in using computer modeling and 3D shape analysis to understand how the unique grasping tails of seahorses evolved. These prehensile tails ... read more

Mar. 31, 2015 — As the five-year anniversary of the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig approaches, a new report looks at how twenty species of wildlife are faring in the aftermath of the ... read more

Mar. 31, 2015 — Paleontologists have discovered two new species of Saurichthys. The ~242 million year old predatory fishes were found in the fossil Lagerstätte Monte San Giorgio, in Ticino. They are distinct from ... read more

Mar. 30, 2015 — Rising ocean temperatures slow the development of baby fish around the equator, scientists have found, raising concerns about the impact of global warming on fish and fisheries in the ... read more

Pacific-Wide Study Reveals Striped Marlins' Preferred Habitat, May Help Avoid Overfishing

Mar. 26, 2015 — Using the largest tagging data set to date, biologists have shown that across the Pacific Ocean the vertical habitat of striped marlin is defined by the light-penetrated, uppermost part of the ocean ... read more

Mar. 26, 2015 — Coral trout in protected 'green zones' are not only bigger and more abundant than those in fished 'blue zones' of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, but they are also better able ... read more

Mar. 26, 2015 — Analysis of the ear bones of the River Murray estuarine fish black bream has revealed how these fish 'hedge their bets' for population survival. Fish ear bones provide much information ... read more

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