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2013-09-03 23:23:25

Puget Sound Partnership applies Open Standards for the Practice of Conservation to coordinate efforts on a grand scale using Miradi Share. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) September 03, 2013 Earlier this year the Puget Sound Partnership adopted a common monitoring and adaptive management framework for their Chinook Salmon Recovery Plan. Now they’ve licensed Miradi Share to support the massive collaboration required to update and implement the plan by incorporating the work of no less than 15 lead...

Function Of Protein As Transporter Of Toxic Chemicals Discovered In The Zebrafish Embryo
2013-09-03 10:49:57

Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research Researchers at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ), together with colleagues from the Swiss Eawag aquatic research institute, have discovered a protein which transports chemicals out of the embryo of the zebrafish and in this way protects the embryo against toxic substances. However, certain environmental chemicals render this protective mechanism ineffective, so that the fish embryos become more sensitive to toxic substances....

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...


Latest fish Reference Libraries

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...

Freshwater Eels, Anguillidae
2014-08-06 10:21:09

Anguillidae is a family of nineteen species and six subspecies of freshwater eels that reside in freshwater lakes, rivers, and estuaries. These eels are long and snake-like in shape with a large head and the dorsal fins typically merge with the anal and caudal fins, creating a fringe on the end of the body. The pectoral fins are small and the scales are soft and thin. Anguillidae eels migrate to the ocean in order to spawn and can be found in many areas including the North Pacific Ocean and...

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