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Costa Rican Longline Fishery Kills Thousands Of Sea Turtles, Sharks
2013-10-03 06:51:59

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In the last decade, the second-most-common catch on Costa Rica's longline fisheries were olive ridley sea turtles, not a commercial fish species. These longline fisheries also caught more green turtles than most species of fish, according to a new study led by Drexel University. The findings, published in the Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, indicate longline fishing is a major threat to the Pacific populations of...

2013-10-01 23:00:57

Monies help fund new aquarium experience, Shark Shallows. Charleston, SC (PRWEB) October 01, 2013 Marine wildlife artist and conservationist Guy Harvey will visit the South Carolina Aquarium on October 5, 2013. In addition to touring the facility, he will present the Aquarium with a $75,000 grant on behalf of the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation. The grant will be used to help fund the Aquarium’s newest major experience, Shark Shallows, opening Spring 2014. Shark Shallows will be an...

2013-10-01 13:37:03

New research from the Children of the 90s study at the University of Bristol suggests that fish accounts for only seven per cent of mercury levels in the human body. In an analysis of 103 food and drink items consumed by 4,484 women during pregnancy, researchers found that the 103 items together accounted for less than 17 per cent of total mercury levels in the body. Concerns about the negative effects of mercury on fetal development have led to official advice warning against eating too...

2013-09-30 23:32:50

Following the escape of over 20,000 mature farmed Atlantic salmon, the sustainability of the salmon farming industry needs to be questioned, says the Atlantic Salmon Federation. Corner Brook, Newfoundland (PRWEB) September 30, 2013 The Atlantic Salmon Federation (ASF) has deep concerns over the recent escape of between 20,000-50,000 mature farmed salmon from a Cooke Aquaculture farm site last week in Newfoundland, Canada, according to a CBC report published on September 25th, 2013. The...

2013-09-30 23:21:12

Efforts to restore wild Atlantic salmon have been reinvigorated following a highly successful international workshop hosted by the Atlantic Salmon Federation. St. Andrews, New Brunswick (PRWEB) September 30, 2013 An international workshop hosted by the Atlantic Salmon Federation (ASF) from September 18 to 19 in St. Andrews, N.B. is proving to be an important step forward for the recovery of wild Atlantic salmon across their range. Entitled ‘What works? A Workshop on Wild Atlantic salmon...

New Electric Fish
2013-09-25 12:54:23

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new species of electric fish has been discovered in the murky waters of the upper Mazaruni River in South America. Scientists reported in the journal Zoological Scripta that they discovered a species that they've dubbed Akawaio penak in the remote regions in northern Guyana during an expedition. The team analyzed tissue samples collected during the trip, and found that the fish represents not only a new species but also a new genus....

2013-09-24 10:49:15

A fast fish with a huge impact Globalization is breaking down barriers – also for plants and animals on the lookout for new homes. Rivers are also changing, in particular through the introduction of non-native species, often brought in by passing ships. In the Danube River, scientists have been observing a fish species conquering a new habitat and creating a totally new ecosystem in the process. Recent decades have seen massive changes to many river systems. To improve passage for...

Researchers Identify Ray Species Used For Their Filters In Asian Medical Trade
2013-09-20 10:02:32

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A newly published study led by researchers at the University of Washington has identified the anatomical differences between the different filters of various marine rays. Study researchers said their findings could be used to assess the species of ray filters being sold in Asian apothecary shops and to create new and improved manufacturing filters. The Washington researchers said they have found enough signature markers to be able to...

Sharks Linked To Coral Health
2013-09-19 09:53:11

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Sharks play an important role in the food web of a marine ecosystem and a study recently published in the journal PLOS ONE has found that overfishing of these predators can have a disruptive effect on coral reefs. "Where shark numbers are reduced due to commercial fishing, there is also a decrease in the herbivorous fishes which play a key role in promoting reef health," said study author Jonathan Ruppert, a marine ecologist with the...


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Common lionfish, Pterois miles
2014-06-13 13:45:25

The common lionfish (Pterois miles) or devil firefish is a species of fish native to the western Indo-Pacific region and a close relative to red lionfish (Pterois volitans), which it is often confused with. Its distribution includes the Indian Ocean from the Red Sea to South Africa and to Indonesia and recently, in the South Eastern Mediterranean Sea near Cyprus. Off the east coast of the United States and in the Caribbean Sea, the common lionfish is considered an invasive species. Its...

Escolar, Lepidocybium flavobrunneum
2014-06-13 10:37:51

The escolar (Lepidocybium flavobrunneum) is a species of fish found in tropical to temperate waters 650 to 2,900 feet in depth, around the world. It is also known as the snake mackerel, walu and sometime sold as butterfish or white tuna. It has been mislabeled in restaurants and fish markets as white tuna. In studies from 2010 to 2013, it was found that 84 percent of over 114 samples of tuna were actually escolar. However, the studies were conducted with no quality control so the accuracy...

Clown featherback, Chitala ornata
2014-06-10 15:33:30

The clown featherback (Chitala ornata) is a species of tropical fish native to Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam. Its distribution is in the Mekong, Chao Phraya and Meklong river basins. It has also been introduced to Palm Beach County, Florida, United States. The clown featherback is often confused with the clown knifefish (Chitala chitala). The featherback grows to 39 inches in length, about ten inches longer than the knifefish and is more frequently found in aquariums. Another...

Clown knifefish, Chitala chitala
2014-06-10 14:52:03

The clown knifefish (Chitala chitala) is a fish species that inhabits the Indus, Ganges, Brahmaputra and Mahanadi river basins, ranging from Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Pakistan. It is also sometimes known as the Indian featherback. The Chitala genus was once thought to contain several separate species, but now are known to be a separate species. The maximum length of the clown knifefish is 48 inches long, but normally the average length is 30 inches. It has a silver colored body and...

European flounder, Platichthys flesus
2014-06-10 12:47:18

The European flounder (Platichthys flesus) is a species of fish inhabiting the White, Mediterranean and Black Seas.  It is native to the north eastern Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea and has been introduced to the United States and Canada possibly by ballast water (water stored in the hull of a ship for stability). It has also been introduced to Iran. It is normally found at low depths to 330 feet. This species prefers sandy, shingle or muddy bottoms to camouflage itself from...

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