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freaky food chains
2015-04-06 13:29:17

The term “food chain” suggests a nice, orderly process in which bigger animals eat smaller animals, stronger creatures eat weaker ones, and humans eat whatever the hell they want. Okay, that last part isn’t really orderly, but we know full well that our species never respects the rules. Turns out some other species don’t either. Sometimes, food chains get freaky.

desert pupfish
2015-04-06 10:07:31

As its ecosystem transformed from a relatively cool lake region to a desert with just a handful of hot springs and temperatures of up to 95 degrees Fahrenheit, one critically-endangered species of fish responded in extreme ways, according to a new University of Nevada, Las Vegas study.

2015-04-01 23:05:07

A new report compiled by the Menhaden Fisheries Coalition reaffirms the positive results of the 2014 Atlantic Menhaden Benchmark Stock Assessment.

2015-04-01 23:01:08

The New Brunswick Aquaculture Industry is off to a rocky start in 2015 with reported disease and confirmed escapes of Atlantic salmon from open-net pens. St.

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2015-03-30 12:06:54

The Pacific striped marlin are being consistently overfished because we just don't know enough about them. However, this new study may help reduce this.

2015-03-27 12:25:40

HARRISBURG, Pa., March 27, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With spring officially here and warmer weather on the way, anglers are excited to "Catch the Value" of a reduced-price license and

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2015-03-25 10:53:10

This ugly fish uses water to form a tongue-like apparatus to help it eat on land.

2015-03-18 23:05:56

Fresh Alaskan Halibut first catch of the season is now available at Seattle's Pure Food Fish Market, a fourth generation, family-owned specialty seafood shop, first established at Pike Place

2015-03-17 12:22:46

Leading chefs - at unprecedented gathering - join Oceana's campaign and pledge to serve and highlight anchovies and other small fish at their restaurants on World Oceans Day 2015 SAN SEBASTIAN,

2015-03-16 23:03:14

InstantLabs broadens species identification product line created in partnership with University of Guelph.


Latest fish Reference Libraries

Triggerfish, Balistidae
2014-10-01 11:08:37

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...

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...

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