Latest Coral reef fish Stories
"Just keep swimming, just keep swimming." That's the advice that Dory, from Disney's Finding Nemo, gave to the father of a lost clownfish. According to a new study, that's apparently what baby clownfish do.
Warming water temperatures due to climate change could expand the range of many native species of tropical fish, including the invasive and poisonous lionfish.
Sharks in no-fishing zones in the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) Marine Park are more abundant when the coral is healthy
New research on the predatory nature of red lionfish, the invasive Pacific Ocean species that is decimating native fish populations in parts of the Caribbean Sea and Atlantic Ocean, seems to indicate that lionfish are not just a predator, but more like the “terminator” of movie fame.
Scientists have learned that recent fears of invasive lionfish causing fish poisoning may be unfounded. If so, current efforts to control lionfish by fishing derbies and targeted fisheries may remain the best way to control the invasion.
Thanks to a lot of hard work and a little luck – two scientists from National Museum of Natural History at the Smithsonian Institution have identified a mysterious larval fish and the same fish in its adult stage as a new species of sea bass.
Scientists now say that if fish larvae were lost, they could just sniff their way back home, following the smell of the coral reefs.
There’s no “Google Maps” for finding fish. The radio signals that are the backbone of traditional GPS cannot pass through seawater. But sound travels remarkably well, so scientists often use acoustic telemetry to estimate an individual fish’s location.
Marine biologists have been warning recently about the dangers of coral bleaching and new research from a team of international scientists indicates sea anemones are also susceptible to the color-sapping phenomenon that is thought to result from death of sea creatures’ symbiotic algae.
Small prey fish can grow a bigger ‘eye’ on their rear fins as a way of distracting predators and dramatically boosting their chances of survival.
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