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2008-07-11 00:15:00

A researcher from the University of Chicago said newly identified fish fossils discovered in several European museums might resolve a long-standing question about evolutionary theory. The 50 million-year-old fossils fill in a "missing link" in the evolution of flatfishes and explain one of nature's most extraordinary phenomena, namely how flatfish such as sole, flounder halibut developed the bizarre but useful trait of having both eyes on one side of their head. Even more extraordinary is the...

2008-07-11 09:00:18

By WILLIAM MULLEN By William Mullen Chicago Tribune CHICAGO Some dusty fossil fish spotted by a sharp-eyed University of Chicago doctoral student as he rummaged through forgotten corners of museum collections in Europe have solved a question that has long vexed scientists. The puzzling question was: How did flatfish, a bizarre, highly specialized group of bottom-feeding fish - sole, plaice, turbot, flounder and halibut among them - end up with both of their eyes on one side of their...

2008-07-10 09:00:00

By William Mullen, Chicago Tribune Jul. 10--Some dusty fish fossils spotted by a sharp-eyed University of Chicago doctoral student as he rummaged through forgotten corners of museum collections in Europe have answered a question that has long vexed scientists. The puzzling question was: How did flatfish, a bizarre, highly specialized group of bottom-feeding fish that are some of nature's most delicious creatures--sole, plaice, turbot, flounder and halibut among them--end up with both of...

2008-07-10 00:00:09

CHICAGO _ Some dusty fossil fish spotted by a sharp-eyed University of Chicago doctoral student as he rummaged through forgotten corners of museum collections in Europe have solved a question that has long vexed scientists. The puzzling question was: How did flatfish, a bizarre, highly specialized group of bottom-feeding fish that are some of nature's most delicious creatures _ sole, plaice, turbot, flounder and halibut among them _ end up with both of their eyes on one side of their faces?...

2006-01-10 08:49:00

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - EU fishermen may have to cut their catches and time spent at sea in the next few years when they scour the North Sea for sole and plaice, two flatfish that risk disappearing from these waters after years of overfishing. A long-term plan presented by the European Commission on Tuesday targets fishing fleets from five EU countries with measures that aim for 10 percent fewer fish caught each year until the numbers of both species return to sustainable levels....


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2009-01-15 18:07:53

The California Halibut (Paralichthys californicus) is a species of flounder that is found from Bodega Bay, California to Magdalena Bay, Baja California. They are also found as far north as the Quillayute River, British Columbia and a separate population occurs in the upper Gulf of California. It is also known as the California Flounder. This is a large-toothed fish weighs from 6 to 50 pounds. The body of the California halibut is oblong and compressed. The head is small and the mouth...

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