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Counting Fish Teeth Reveals Regulatory DNA Changes Behind

Counting Fish Teeth Reveals Regulatory DNA Changes Behind Rapid Evolution, Adaptation

Robert Sanders, University of California - Berkeley Sticklebacks, the roaches of the fish world, are the ideal animal in which to study the genes that control body shape. They’ve moved from the ocean into tens of thousands of freshwater...

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2014-09-19 23:01:50

The Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council (WPRFMC) announced the publication of a Memorandum of Understanding regarding fishery capacity-building in the U.S. Pacific Territories. Signatories include thirteen colleges, federal and local fishery management organizations, and regional goverment offices. HONOLULU, Hawaii (PRWEB) September 19, 2014 A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) aimed at building the capacity of the US Pacific Island territories to manage their fisheries and...

2014-09-17 23:13:02

Industry Veteran Seana Mulcahy Joins King Fish Media as it is Poised for Growth Beverly, MA (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 King Fish Media http://www.kingfishmedia.com, a leading marketing agency that implements content strategies to drive engagement, today announced that industry veteran Seana Mulcahy has been named vice president of brand engagement. Mulcahy, a well-known industry veteran, spent over 20 years in advertising, marketing and media. Prior to joining King Fish she ran digital...

2014-09-17 23:03:48

This year, the Miramichi, a popular, world famous salmon fishing river for American and Canadian anglers, is experiencing a salmon decline that is among the worst in recorded history. St. Andrews, NB (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 The Atlantic Salmon Federation (ASF) and the Miramichi Salmon Association (MSA) made a public call on September 16, 2014 at the MSA dinner in Fredericton, New Brunswick for immediate action to address the crisis facing the survival of wild Atlantic salmon. The...

sea lamprey
2014-09-16 02:30:52

Kim Bland, Ph.D., Stowers Institute for Medical Research Sea lamprey studies show remarkably conserved gene expression patterns in jawless versus jawed vertebrates If you never understood what “ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny” meant in high school, don’t worry: biologists no longer think that an animal’s “ontogeny”, that is, its embryonic development, replays its entire evolutionary history. Instead, the new way to figure out how animals evolved is to compare regulatory...

2014-09-15 23:05:44

Women's owned and operated PR group has teamed up with The Guppy Tank to help their clients expand and grow their businesses. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) September 15, 2014 Taking Public Relations Beyond the Press Release: ChicExecs teams with The Guppy Tank Investors to help clients achieve their goals Today’s business world is multi-dimensional and today’s entrepreneurs need a public relations strategy that is multi-dimensional as well. That’s why ChicExecs—an entrepreneur think...

Great Barrier Reef Shark Populations Impacted By Coral Health And No-fishing Zones
2014-09-15 03:50:53

PLOS Sharks in no-fishing zones in the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) Marine Park are more abundant when the coral is healthy, according to a study published September 10, 2014 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Mario Espinoza from James Cook University, Australia and colleagues. Shark species that use coral reefs may be under pressure from fishing, habitat degradation, and climate change. The authors of this study were interested in understanding the factors that affect the distribution...

Sharks In Acidic Waters Could Lose Ability To Smell Food
2014-09-12 03:05:34

By Brett Israel, Georgia Institute of Technology The increasing acidification of ocean waters caused by rising atmospheric carbon dioxide levels could rob sharks of their ability to sense the smell of food, a new study suggests. Elevated carbon dioxide levels impaired the odor-tracking behavior of the smooth dogfish, a shark whose range includes the Atlantic Ocean off the eastern United States. Adult sharks significantly avoided squid odor after swimming in a pool of water treated...

Devils Hole pupfish
2014-09-10 03:45:13

Sarah Yang, University of California - Berkeley Scientists estimate that fewer than 100 Devils Hole pupfish remain in their Mojave Desert home, but a conservation biologist at the University of California, Berkeley, is giving important guidance in the efforts to rescue them by establishing a captive breeding program. Considered the world’s rarest fish, with one of the smallest geographic ranges of any wild vertebrate, the tiny pupfish (Cyprinodon diabolis) – about one-inch long as...

Trout Match Chimpanzees Ability At Choosing The Best Partner For A Task
2014-09-10 03:46:36

University of Cambridge Coral trout are fast when chasing prey above the reefs of their habitat, but can't pursue their quarry if it buries itself into a hard-to-reach reef crevice. When this happens, the trout will team up with a snake-like moray eel to flush out the unfortunate fish in a remarkable piece of interspecies collaboration: either the eel takes the prey in the reef, or scares it back into the open so the trout can pounce. Coral trout - along with close relative the...

2014-09-08 08:25:13

Owned and developed by Invesca Development Group, Koi is being built on one of the largest land parcels with direct ocean access in South Florida POMPANO BEACH, Fla., Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/-- Koi Residences & Marina in Pompano Beach, Florida, (www.koipompanobeach.com) a new residential community owned and developed by Invesca Development Group, offers 350 homes consisting of 46 3&4 story waterfront villas, 98 lofts featuring 14' ceilings and 206 condominiums with a 47 slip marina...


Latest fish Reference Libraries

Striped Raphael Catfish, Platydoras armatulus
2014-09-12 09:39:00

The striped Raphael catfish (Platydoras armatulus), also known as the talking catfish or the chocolate catfish, is a species of catfish that can be found in many areas of South America, including the Amazon, the Orinoco, and the Tocantins and it has been introduced into the United States of America. This species burrows into the soft sand in river bottoms, feeding on crustaceans, mollusks, and organic fragments. The striped Raphael catfish holds small, curved spines that extend across its...

European Seabass, Dicentrarchus labrax
2014-08-06 11:52:06

The European Seabass (Dicentrarchus labrax) is a primarily ocean-going fish that occasionally enters brackish and fresh waters. It can also be known as the sea dace. As it is highly regarded as a table fish, it is often marketed as Mediterranean Seabass, bronzini or branzini. There has been some ferocious debate in Britain within the recent years as to the origin of the word “seabass”. The traditional word was “bass” but that has changed with the recent popularity of cooking...

Frogfish, Antennariidae
2014-08-06 11:08:26

Antennariidae is a family that holds forty-eight species of frogfish, which are actually a type of anglerfish that reside in the tropical and sub-tropical waters of the Indian Ocean, Red Sea, Pacific Ocean, and Atlantic Ocean. Most frogfish species can be found along the ocean floor near coral or rock reefs, although the Brackishwater Frogfish can be found in both salt and fresh water and the Sargassumfish can travel as far as Norway on the drifting sargassum on which it resides. Some of the...

Ray-finned Fish, Anostomidae
2014-08-06 10:45:25

Anostomidae is a family that holds over 140 species of ray-finned fish that reside in freshwater habitats from northern South America to Central Argentina. The scientific name of this family means mouth on top and it is thought to be most closely related to the toothless characins, the Chilodontidae headstanders, and the flannel-mouthed characins. Although this family is currently monotypic, some experts suggest that there is enough evidence to classify some of the genera within it, including...

Freshwater Eels, Anguillidae
2014-08-06 10:21:09

Anguillidae is a family of nineteen species and six subspecies of freshwater eels that reside in freshwater lakes, rivers, and estuaries. These eels are long and snake-like in shape with a large head and the dorsal fins typically merge with the anal and caudal fins, creating a fringe on the end of the body. The pectoral fins are small and the scales are soft and thin. Anguillidae eels migrate to the ocean in order to spawn and can be found in many areas including the North Pacific Ocean and...

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