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July 27, 2016

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July 27, 2016

July 19, 2016 — Zebrafish are becoming more and more popular as a research model for human disease. Along with mice and humans, they are one of the most commonly studied animals in biomedical ... read more

Dam Good! Beavers May Restore Imperiled Streams, Fish Populations

July 8, 2016 — Using a first-of-its-kind, watershed-scale experiment, researchers demonstrate beaver dam analogs in the Bridge Creek Watershed of north central Oregon's John Day Basin foster natural beaver ... read more

July 5, 2016 — A new article catalogs instances of venomous aquatic life, for the first time showing that venom has evolved 18 separate times in fresh and saltwater ... read more

Evolutionary Split Up Without Geographic Barriers

July 5, 2016 — Evolutionary biologists have completed the most extensive study of sympatric speciation so far. They used around 20,000 characteristics of 450 fish to document the parallel evolution of cichlid fish ... read more

Scamming Nemo: How Cleaning Fish Are the 'Con-Men' of the Coral Reef

July 4, 2016 — Cleaner wrasse perform a cleaning service for coral reef fish -- namely eating parasites off their customer's skin. However, what the females of some species actually want is to lure in clients ... read more

June 30, 2016 — Climate change is already affecting inland fish across North America -- including some fish that are popular with anglers. Scientists are seeing a variety of changes in how inland fish reproduce, ... read more

Conserved microRNAs May Regulate Limb Regeneration in Evolutionarily Distant Species

June 29, 2016 — Several conserved microRNAs, or short, highly conserved noncoding RNAs that are targeted to and inhibit expression of specific genes, may be involved in the regulation of limb regeneration across ... read more

June 29, 2016 — Deep, cold-water corals are very slow to recover from damage, a new, unique study shows. Therefore, say researchers, deep-water Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) protect vulnerable marine ecosystems most ... read more

June 28, 2016 — Pipelines carrying crude oil to ports in British Columbia may spell bad news for salmon, according to a new study. Exposure to an oil sands product -- diluted bitumen -- impairs the swimming ability ... read more

June 28, 2016 — Rising sea temperatures in the Mediterranean are encouraging alien lionfish species to invade and colonize new territories with potentially serious ecological and socioeconomic ... read more

June 24, 2016 — The elephantnose fish explores objects in its surroundings by using its eyes or its electrical sense -- sometimes both together. Zoologists have now found out how complex the processing of these ... read more

June 24, 2016 — A team of scientists has for the first time attached a dollar value to several of the leading 'ecosystem services' -- or natural benefits -- provided by the Eastern Tropical Pacific Ocean, ... read more

June 22, 2016 — Fish have evolved the ability to live on land many times, challenging the perception that this extreme lifestyle shift was likely to have been a rare occurrence in ancient times. New research shows ... read more

June 17, 2016 — An extremely rare eyeless catfish species previously known to exist only in Mexico has been discovered in Texas, report ... read more

Invasive Asian Carp Respond Strongly to Carbon Dioxide

June 15, 2016 — Bighead carp and silver carp are species of invasive Asian carp that threaten the Great Lakes. Adding carbon dioxide gas to water, a process similar to making carbonated soda water, could help ... read more

June 15, 2016 — In one of the largest global studies of its kind, researchers conducted over 6,000 reef surveys in 46 countries across the globe, and discovered 15 'bright spots' -- places where, against ... read more

Surprising New Business Opportunities for Greenland

June 15, 2016 — In recent years, mackerel have appeared in Greenland waters, and in their wake new and economically important fisheries have emerged.The first mackerel were caught in Greenland in 2011. And already ... read more

June 14, 2016 — Researchers are working to reduce sea turtle mortality by trying to pinpoint where the hundreds of dead loggerhead sea turtles that wash up on Chesapeake Bay beaches each summer may have succumbed. ... read more

June 9, 2016 — A 3-inch monogamous hermaphrodite proves the saying 'there's plenty more fish in the sea' isn't always the case. And researchers say said the loyal chalk bass offers humans in ... read more

Fishing Prohibitions Produce More Sharks Along With Problems for Fishing Communities

June 8, 2016 — Scientists have good news about fishing closures established in Indonesia's shark sanctuary, which are good for sharks and other fish. The bad news: People who rely on shark fishing for their ... read more

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