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At the fringe of the whale shark range, the volcanic Azore islands may play an increasing role for the north Atlantic population as sea surface temperatures rise.
Researchers with the Atlantic Salmon Federation are part of an exciting new tracking program of alewives on the International St. Croix River. St.
As government agencies recommend greater consumption of seafood for its health benefits, a new analysis led by researchers from the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future urges medical and public health professionals to consider the environmental and health impact of seafood sourcing, particularly aquaculture, or the farming of fish, shellfish and crustaceans.
HARRISBURG, Pa., July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission's (PFBC) announced today that it will host a second Mentored Youth Fishing Day on Labor Day, Sept.
Decades of overfishing in the English Channel has resulted in the removal of many top predators from the sea and left fishermen 'scraping the barrel' for increasing amounts of shellfish to make up their catch.
The current study used shark teeth collected from a new coastal site on Banks Island, which allowed them to gain a more complete understanding of the changes in ocean water salinity across a broader geographic area.
In this week's Caught On, the popular website explores how video can help solve mysteries: three separate surveillance videos help police close in on unexplained car thefts, and amateur video
It is popularly believed that fish have a memory span of only 30 seconds. Canadian scientists, however, have demonstrated that this is far from true – in fact, fish can remember context and associations up to twelve days later.
high carbon dioxide levels, such as those anticipated by climate change models, may hinder the ability of fish to recognize one another and form groups with familiar individuals.
Balistidae is a family that contains about forty species of triggerfish that can be found in tropical and subtropical waters around the world, although the greatest variety of species can be found in the Indo- Pacific region. Most triggerfish species can be found in shallow water in coastal areas, especially near coral reefs, although some can be found living in the open ocean. While some species are edible, like the grey triggerfish others are not recommended for human consumption, including...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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