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2010-11-22 11:34:28

This October more than 60 guides and anglers in the Florida Keys poled across the flats from Biscayne Bay to the Marquesas, assisting in the annual bonefish census. This year's count, held in extremely difficult weather with lowered visibility, was down by 25-percent from an 8-year mean estimate of 316,805 bonefish to a new low of about 240,000 bonefish, according to Professor Jerry Ault, a fisheries scientist with the University of Miami's Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric...

2009-05-18 10:15:51

Ciguatera poisoning, the food-borne disease that can come from eating large, carnivorous reef fish, causes vomiting, headaches, and a burning sensation upon contact with cold surfaces. An early morning walk on cool beach sand can become a painful stroll on fiery coals to a ciguatera victim. But is this common toxin poisoning also the key to a larger mystery? That is, the storied migrations of the Polynesian natives who colonized New Zealand, Easter Island and, possibly, Hawaii in the 11th to...

2008-12-04 12:58:46

Modest changes in bonefish numbers attributed to increase in 'counters,' stock fairly stable If you're looking for bonefish from Miami down to the Marquesas Islands, you have about 321,000 to choose from, and that is down slightly from the average of previous censuses"”mostly due to increased participation among those who are counting, researchers speculate. The University of Miami's Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science held the sixth annual Florida Keys bonefish...

2008-06-29 06:02:24

By Susan Cocking, The Miami Herald Jun. 29--Fisheries scientists have known for years that two species of bonefish reside in the waters of South Florida and the Caribbean -- albula vulpes and albula garcia, or species B. But before they could fill in the blanks of those respective life histories came recent confirmation from geneticists there is a third -- previously unknown and as yet unnamed -- species of one of the region's most economically important gamefish. The new species can...

2008-06-28 15:01:09

MIAMI _ Fisheries scientists have known for years that two species of bonefish reside in the waters of South Florida and the Caribbean _ albula vulpes and albula garcia, or species B. But before they could fill in the blanks of those respective life histories came recent confirmation from geneticists there is a third _ previously unknown and as yet unnamed _ species of one of the region's most economically important gamefish. The new species cannot be identified by physical appearance _...

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2008-02-25 10:35:00

The beautiful black, white and yellow butterflyfish, much admired by eco-tourists, divers and aquarium keepers alike, may be at risk of extinction, scientists have warned.The case of the Chevroned Butterflyfish is a stark example of how human pressure on the world's coral reefs is confronting certain species with "Ëœblind alleys' from which they may be unable to escape, says Dr Morgan Pratchett of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies and James Cook University.In a...


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Bluestreak Cardinalfish, Apogon leptacanthus
2009-07-03 17:14:13

The Bluestreak Cardinalfish (Apogon leptacanthus) is a member of the Cardinalfish family. This fish is also known as the Threadfin Cardinalfish. The Bluestreak Cardinalfish is an inhabitant of the Red Sea. It is found from the Mozambique Island to the Samoa and Tonga, north to the Ryukyu Islands, and south to New Caledonia and Micronesia. This fish is translucent with blue, vertical, iridescent lines on its head and the front of its body. It can grow to be about 2.3 inches in length....

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2009-01-13 20:14:39

The Yellow Boxfish (Ostracion cubicus) is a species of boxfish that can be found in the reefs of the Pacific and Indian Oceans. They are also found in the southern Atlantic Ocean. It grows to about 17.75 inches long and is, as its name suggests, box shaped. Juveniles are bright yellow in color and as it ages the brightness fades. Once very old they are typically blue-gray in color with faded yellow. It feeds on algae, sponges, crustaceans and mollusks. In 2006, Mercedes-Benz unveiled...

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2008-10-16 17:49:57

The Yellowtail Barracuda (Sphyraena flavicauda) is found in Indo-West Pacific oceans. Its length is up to 60 cm. It body has two brown or brownish-yellow longitudinal stripes which are sometimes missing in older specimens. This is a schooling fish and feeds almost entirely on other fish. Photo Copyright and Credit

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2008-07-14 18:55:56

The Greasy Grouper (Epinephelus tauvina), also known as the Arabian Grouper, is widely distributed from the Red Sea to South Africa, as far north as Japan, and in the waters around Australia. It is found in clear water areas associated with coral reefs from coast to 1000 feet deep, where it feeds on smaller fish. The Greasy grouper grows up to 30 inches in length. Its head and body are pale greenish gray or brown with round spots, varying from orange-red to dark brown. A group of black...

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2008-06-16 14:10:38

The Sea Goldie (Pseudanthias squamipinnis), also known as the Lyretail Anthias, Lyretail Coralfish, and Scalefin Anthias, is better known as the Goldfish. The Sea Goldie is found in the western Indian Ocean including the Red Sea, and in the Pacific Ocean as far east as Japan and southeast Australia. It is absent from the Persian Gulf and Oman. They live around coral outcrops in clear lagoons, patch reefs and steep slopes to a depth of 120 feet. They are found in very large swarms above the...

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