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New Shark Species Uses Fins To Walk On Ocean Floor
2013-09-02 10:34:52

[ Watch the Video: New Walking Shark Species Identified ] Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists from Conservation International have discovered a new species of shark living in the waters of Indonesia. Unlike other sharks, however, this species has an unusual way of getting around; it walks. This ambulating aquatic creature uses its fins to gently glide across the sea floor on its belly as it searches for food and a place to rest. The newly discovered...

2013-09-01 23:04:43

Popular guest ranch Rainbow Trout Ranch closes 21st summer season with a full house and begins September "Adults Only" weeks. Antonito, CO (PRWEB) August 31, 2013 Southern Colorado dude and guest ranch, Rainbow Trout Ranch, culminated their 21st summer season with all cabins in use. "It is unusual for a dude ranch to be full at the end of summer, due to most families having kids back in school already," says owner Linda Van Berkum. She goes on to say, "It was a...

Goldfish Trained To Discern Between Bach and Stravinsky
2013-09-01 08:28:50

[ Watch the Video: Goldfish Have An Ear For Music ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports – Your Universe Online Your children might not be able to tell the difference between different pieces of classical music, but your pet goldfish can, according to researchers from Keio University in Japan. As the Daily Mail reported, scientists from the Tokyo institution’s Department of Psychology wrote the fish were able to distinguish between the two famous composers 75 percent of the time....

Fish Larvae Use Small Of Corals To Get Home
2013-08-29 11:24:50

[ Watch The Video: o-DISC Deployed Off One Reef Island ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists writing in the journal PLOS ONE say that if fish larvae were lost, they could just sniff their way back home. The study establishes that reef fish larvae can smell the presence of coral reefs from as far away as several miles offshore. The larvae are then able to use this scent to help guide themselves back home. The researchers were aiming to study the response of...

2013-08-27 23:01:04

The 24th Annual Make-A-Wish Tuna Challenge hooked in major support to grant wishes for local children with life-threatening medical conditions. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) August 27, 2013 Presented by the Jobsite Supply Company, over 600 anglers cast their lines for a good cause during this multi-day tuna event held August 24--25th. The tournament culminated with a post-tournament banquet on Sunday, August 25 at the Portuguese Hall that included awards, lunch, raffles, live and silent auctions...

2013-08-26 23:02:12

ASF raises funds to support conservation of wild Atlantic salmon, and also supports efforts of organizations to offer consumers guidelines for sustainable seafood use. St. Andrews, NB (PRWEB) August 26, 2013 The fact that the King of Fish inspires many people is no surprise, and this is reinforced by the number of expected attendees at numerous fund raisers in the United States and Canada taking place this fall. From September to November, the Atlantic Salmon Federation (ASF), an...

New Method Developed For Estimating Fish Movements Underwater
2013-08-23 11:24:41

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa How do you track a fish? There’s no “Google Maps” for finding fish. The radio signals that are the backbone of traditional GPS cannot pass through seawater. But sound travels remarkably well, so scientists often use acoustic telemetry to estimate an individual fish’s location. That means attaching an acoustic transmitter to a fish and then using a network of stationary underwater listening stations to monitor for the short clicking sounds that...

2013-08-22 23:03:41

In order to synthesize current knowledge on salmon conservation and recovery efforts, the Atlantic Salmon Federation (ASF) is hosting an international conference that will bring together scientists, stakeholder groups, and conservation managers from across North America and the E.U. Chamcook, New Brunswick (PRWEB) August 22, 2013 When it comes to the recovery of wild Atlantic salmon stocks, the question on the minds of conservation managers and the public alike is “what works?” In...


Latest fish Reference Libraries

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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