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L.A.'s Newest Institution Invites Guests to Ring in the New Year... Underground! LOS ANGELES, Dec.
Through forests and fields, the Miramichi winds its way to the sea. On the way, it touches many people and leaves none unaffected by its presence.
CANCUN, Mexico, Dec.
GLEN ELLYN, Ill., Dec.
A new study from Vanderbilt University shows that the electric eel’s electroshock system bears a remarkable resemblance to a Taser.
The Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council has written to Federal officials in opposition to proposed harvest cuts for Pacific bigeye tuna.
Paleontologists from the University of Zurich now reveal that climate catastrophes in the past played a crucial role in the dominance of ray-finned fish today.
The precise movements of a young hammerhead shark have been tracked for the first time and are published in the open access journal Animal Biotelemetry.
Invasive lionfish have a reputation for ferocious predation and rapid expansion, and a new study is revealing details surrounding the lionfish’s predation habits and ideal prey.
Of the estimated 2,000 dams in the State of Maine, over 90 percent are located in tributary streams where critical spawning habitat for migratory fish is found.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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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