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2012-07-02 21:57:35

Some coral reef fish may be better prepared to cope with rising CO2 in the world´s oceans — thanks to their parents. Researchers at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies (CoECRS) today reported in the journal Nature Climate Change, encouraging new findings that some fish may be less vulnerable to high CO2 and an acidifying ocean than previously feared. “There has been a lot of concern around the world about recent findings that baby fish are highly...

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2011-09-20 10:41:37

  Captive breeding could transform the saltwater aquarium trade and save coral reefs Marine biologists at The University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute are developing means to efficiently breed saltwater aquarium fish, seahorses, plankton and invertebrates in captivity in order to preserve the biologically rich ecosystems of the world's coral reefs. These scientists believe their efforts, and those of colleagues around the world, could help shift much of the $1...

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2011-06-01 09:55:33

Since the Industrial Revolution, over half of all the CO2 produced by burning fossil fuels has been absorbed by the ocean, making pH drop faster than any time in the last 650,000 years and resulting in ocean acidification. Recent studies have shown that this causes fish to lose their sense of smell, but a new study published May 31 in Biology Letters shows that fish hearing is also compromised. Working with Professor Philip Munday at James Cook University, lead author Dr Steve Simpson of the...

2009-06-11 15:49:00

Aquatic experts at LiveAquaria.com capture spawning on film! RHINELANDER, Wis., June 11 /PRNewswire/ -- When looking for one of the rarest Clownfish in the world, Northern Wisconsin is probably the last place you'd expect to find a spawning pair. But thanks to the expertise and conservation efforts of LiveAquaria.com Director Kevin Kohen, aquarium hobbyists may be seeing a lot more of these coveted clownfish in the coming years. Not only did the staff at Rhinelander's Drs. Foster and Smith...

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2009-03-25 09:53:01

Children of baby boomers aren't the only ones who have taken to setting up home far from where their parents live. A new study published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences documents how larval dispersal connects marine fish populations in a network of marine protected areas "“ information that is critical for fisheries managers. "What this study does for the first time is to demonstrate that a percentage of larvae spawned on one marine reserve actually make...

2008-10-09 06:00:27

By Matt Westcott Finding Nemo Disney on Ice MetroRadio Arena, Newcastle IF you?re as much a fan of the film Finding Nemo as my four-year- old and I are, then you are going to love this show, because, quite simply, it?s ?some-fin? special. Blending animation, the soundtrack from the hit film and breathtaking ice-dancing, the show kept kids and adults alike rapt from beginning to end. The script stays largely true to that of the film, albeit slightly abbreviated, and tells the story...

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2008-09-01 10:00:00

Sniffing its way through a vast ocean to find its home on the coral reef is a real life reality for the tiny, orange clownfish, better known as the fictional character Nemo in the famous Disney cartoon. That's the finding of a new study led by Australian researchers who used a clever apparatus to measure the fishes' preference for water with different odors. A team led by Geoffrey Jones of James Cook University in Townsville, Australia surveyed waters around Papua New Guinea for clownfish...

2008-08-28 18:29:40

How does the orange clownfish - aka Nemo from the movie "Finding Nemo" - really find its way home? It turns out the colorful saltwater fish can sniff for leaves that fall into the sea from rainforests growing on the islands near their coral reef homes. After clownfish hatch from their eggs, they spend 10 to 12 days in the open sea, likely carried out by prevailing currents. But they then often return to the near-shore reefs where they were born. How these young fish know where to...

2008-06-26 03:02:08

THE little fish that inspired the hit Disney movie Finding Nemo are facing extinction. A study has warned populations of tropical clownfish are shrinking. And scientists believe the huge success of the 2003 film may have played a part because soaring demand for them as pets meant some were taken from the wild. A study of clownfish populations off Australia's Queensland coast found the average group has shrunk from 25 members to just six. Dr Billy Sinclair, of Cumbria University, said...

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2005-07-26 18:50:56

BIDDEFORD, Maine (AP) -- A University of New England researcher is working to breed a tropical aquarium fish in captivity in an effort to take pressure off fragile ecosystems in Southeast Asia that are being damaged by unsustainable harvesting of exotic fish species. Jeri Fox is raising a pair of foxface rabbitfish in a tank in a basement lab at the university. The fish are distinctive with bright yellow fins, bulging eyes and puckered lips. Trading in tropical aquarium fish began in the...


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Barrier Reef Anemonefish, Amphiprion akindynos
2012-05-11 12:04:43

The Barrier Reef Anemonefish (Amphiprion akindynos) is native to the marine lagoons and reefs in the Western Pacific Ocean.  It lives at a depth of around eighty-two feet in temperatures fluctuating between fifty degrees Fahrenheit to 89.6 degrees Fahrenheit. Its range includes northern New South Wales, the Loyalty Islands, Tonga, New Caledonia, Coral Sea, and the Great Barrier Reef. They are typically seen near or within the tentacles of their host anemones. They will inhabit anemones like...

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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
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