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2013-04-19 19:20:47

Fishes account for over half of vertebrate species, but while groups such as mammals, birds and reptiles have been fairly well understood by scientists for decades, knowledge about relationships among many types of fishes was essentially unknown — until now. A team of scientists led by Richard Broughton, associate professor of biology at the University of Oklahoma, published two studies that dramatically increase understanding of fish evolution and their relationships. They...

Genome Of The Coelacanth Sequenced
2013-04-18 05:26:08

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The genome of the coelacanth, a creature with an evolutionary history that is both enigmatic and illuminating, has been decoded by the Genome Center of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, and analyzed by an international team of researchers. The findings of this study are published in the journal Nature. The coelacanth, a sea-cave dwelling, five-foot long fish with limb-like fins, was once thought to be extinct until a living...

2013-04-16 23:04:23

The winners of the The Conejos Superfly Tournament, one of the biggest fly fishing tournaments in the US, fished the stretch owned by local dude ranch Rainbow Trout Ranch. Antonito, CO (PRWEB) April 16, 2013 Sunday, April 14th, marked the final day of the 9th Annual Conejos Superfly, a fly fishing tournament hosted by Conejos River Anglers to help fund raise for the Conejos Habitat. Winners Troy Smith and Isaac Dean drew the Rainbow Trout Ranch stretch for one of their two days. The...

2013-04-16 23:01:50

Discover edibles outdoors with Steve Brill´s audio of Hen of the Woods & Other Wild Foods and Medicines: A Guided Tour Including Folklore. North Kingstown, RI (PRWEB) April 16, 2013 A living legend, “Wildman” Steve Brill takes listeners on a lively and entertaining tour through the Northeastern United States as he shares tips on foraging in densely populated areas like New York´s Central Park and rural areas throughout New England. In Hen of the Woods & Other...

2013-04-11 10:34:45

The certification of seafood as "sustainable" by the nonprofit Marine Stewardship Council is too lenient and discretionary, a study by a consortium of researchers has found. "When consumers want sustainable fish there are two options to meet the demand: fisheries can become more sustainable or the definition of sustainable can be watered down to be practically meaningless–with MSC seafood, the definition has been repeatedly watered down," said Jennifer Jacquet, a clinical assistant...

Food Scavengers: Great White Sharks Don't Just Kill For Food
2013-04-11 06:34:37

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Great whites have long been known as cold-blooded killers and man-eaters. But new research shows that these sharks actually scavenge whale carcasses for food from time to time. A team wrote in the journal PLoS ONE about how they documented as many as 40 different sharks scavenging on a carcass over the course of a single day. The study summarized observations based on four scavenging events over a 10-year period. During each...

New Insight Into Evolution Offered From Unusual Anal Fin
2013-04-10 09:31:33

University of Manchester An unusual fossil fish that has fins behind its anus could have implications for human evolution according to a scientist at The University of Manchester. Dr Robert Sansom from the Faculty of Life Sciences identified the paired fins of Euphanerops, a fossil jawless fish that swam in the seas around 370 million years ago. The find makes the fish one of the first vertebrate to develop paired appendages such as fins, legs or arms. However, their positioning is...

2013-04-10 08:24:28

REDKEY, Ind. and NOVATO, Calif., April 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Bell Aquaculture, the nation's largest yellow perch (Perca flavescens) farm and pioneer in sustainable fish farming operations, is partnering with Bob Tanem's Enterprises to provide Fish Rich Organic® Fertilizer to the Vegetable Garden at Homeward Bound's New Beginnings Center in Novato, CA (Marin County). The announcement is made by Norman McCowan, president of Bell Aquaculture, who suggested the partnership when...

Ocellated Ice Fish In Japanese Aquarium Has Clear Blood
2013-04-07 07:03:28

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online An unusual species of fish caught in the Antarctic Ocean two years ago has no scales and completely transparent blood, according to experts at Japan´s Tokyo Sea Life Park. The aquarium is the only place in the world that currently has the unusual creature, which is known as the Ocellated Ice Fish, in captivity. Researchers there say that the fish has clear blood because of it lacks hemoglobin — the protein which gives...

2013-04-04 23:02:47

Fresh Water Advocate Praises Recent Chicago Opening of Nation´s Largest Aquaponic Farm. Grants Pass, OR (PRWEB) April 04, 2013 Urban Aquaponic Farms, also called Vertical Farms, are a rapidly growing movement that benefits inner cities in many ways, including improved nutrition. According to radio talk show host and fresh water advocate Sharon Kleyne, the opening in Chicago of “Farmed Here,” the nation´s largest urban vertical farm, on April 2, 2013, underscores the...


Latest fish Reference Libraries

Zander, Sander lucioperca
2014-01-08 17:45:35

The Zander is found in the fresh and brackish (salt and fresh water mix) waters of Europe and Asia. This fish is closely related to the perch but often mistaken for pike therefore they have been given the label of pike-perch. It was introduced to the British waterways in the 20th century and spread rapidly. It can be harmful to other wildlife making it a predatory fish. The Zander fish is a popular game fish and is consumed frequently. It can reach 44 pounds with an average length of 16-32...

Yellowfin croaker (Umbrina roncador)
2014-01-08 15:05:32

The yellowfin croaker can be found in the Gulf of California and Mexico. It is commonly found in bays, channels, harbors, and other near shore waters that have sandy bottoms. It is abundantly found along beaches during the summer and move to deeper waters for the winter. It has an arched back and an elliptical-elongated body with a blunt head. It is iridescent blue-grey in color with brassy reflections on the back with a silvery white belly. There are multiple dark wavy lines along its...

Bonefish, Albula vulpes
2013-10-24 12:23:55

The Bonefish (Albula vulpes) is the type species of the bonefish family Albulidae, the only family in the order Albuliformes. They are sometimes mistaken for ladyfishes, which look similar. Linnaeus initially described the bonefish in 1758. The scientific name can be translated to “white fox”. This Bonefish weighs up to 19 pounds and measures up to 35 inches long. The coloration is silvery with dusky colored fins. The bases of the pectoral fins are a yellow color. As it is an...

Bocaccio, Sebastes paucispinis
2013-10-22 10:58:24

The Bocaccio (Sebastes paucispinis) is a member of the Sebastidae rockfish family. Other names regarding this species include the Salmon Grouper, Grouper, Tom Cod referring to juveniles, and Slimy. In Greek, sebastes means “magnificent” and paucispinis is Latin for “few spines”. These fish can be found from Stepovak Bay, Alaska to central Baja California, but is mostly abundant from Oregon to the northern part of Baja California. They have been seen from a variety of depths from...

Bluefish, Pomatomus saltatrix
2013-10-22 10:54:52

The Bluefish (Pomatomus saltatrix) is the only living species of the family Pomatomidae. It is a marine pelagic fish that can be found around the world in temperate and subtropical waters, except for the northern Pacific Ocean. Bluefish are known as tailor in Australia, shad on the east coast of South Africa, and elf on the west coast. Other common names regarding this fish are blue, chopper, and anchoa. It is a good eating and game fish. The bluefish is moderately proportioned with a...

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