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Saving BOFFFFs (Big, Old, Fat, Fertile, Female Fish) Is Essential To Sustain Fisheries

Provided by University of Hawaii at Manoa Recreational fishermen prize large trophy fish. Commercial fishing gear targets big fish. After all, larger fish feed the egos of humans as well as their bellies. A new compilation of research from...

Latest Ichthyology Stories

Fish Moving Into Arctic And Antarctic Waters At Rate Of 26 Kilometres Per Decade
2014-10-13 03:18:50

Provided by Heather Amos, University of British Columbia Large numbers of fish will disappear from the tropics by 2050, finds a new University of British Columbia study that examined the impact of climate change on fish stocks. The study identified ocean hotspots for local fish extinction but also found that changing temperatures will drive more fish into the Arctic and Antarctic waters. Using the same climate change scenarios as the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change,...

2014-09-23 23:08:28

Squalene Market report analyzes various marketing trends and establishes the most effective growth strategy in the market. It also identifies the market dynamics such as the drivers, restraints, opportunities, burning issues, and winning imperatives.(http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/squalene-market-542345.html) (PRWEB) September 23, 2014 The new research report “Squalene Market by Source (Animal & Vegetable) & by End-user Industry (Cosmetics, Pharmaceuticals,...

2014-09-19 12:22:12

DUBLIN, Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global Squalene (Cosmetics, Pharmaceuticals & Food Industry) Market - Trends & Forecasts to 2019" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130307/600769 Squalene is a natural skin-identical chemical that finds applications in various end user industries such as cosmetic & personal care, food supplements, pharmaceuticals, and in other applications like high grade...

2014-09-17 16:27:20

LONDON, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The global consumption of squalene / squalane is expected to be 4,028.0 Tons by 2019. Squalene is a natural skin-identical chemical that finds applications in various end user industries such as cosmetic & personal care, food supplements, pharmaceuticals, and in other applications like high grade lubrication, and fiber coating additives. The squalene market has a few major players and is regionally segregated. Sophim (France), Amyris Inc....

lionfish
2014-09-16 03:00:58

Ben Sherman, NOAA Warming water temperatures due to climate change could expand the range of many native species of tropical fish, including the invasive and poisonous lionfish, according to a study of 40 species along rocky and artificial reefs off North Carolina by researchers from NOAA and the University of North Carolina-Wilmington. The findings, reported for the first time, were published in the September issue of Marine Ecology Progress Series. “The results will allow us to...

Sharks In Acidic Waters Could Lose Ability To Smell Food
2014-09-12 03:05:34

By Brett Israel, Georgia Institute of Technology The increasing acidification of ocean waters caused by rising atmospheric carbon dioxide levels could rob sharks of their ability to sense the smell of food, a new study suggests. Elevated carbon dioxide levels impaired the odor-tracking behavior of the smooth dogfish, a shark whose range includes the Atlantic Ocean off the eastern United States. Adult sharks significantly avoided squid odor after swimming in a pool of water treated...

2014-09-11 12:21:59

DALLAS, September 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the new research report "Squalene Market by Source (Animal & Vegetable) & by End-user Industry (Cosmetics, Pharmaceuticals, & Food Industry) - Global Trends & Forecasts to 2019", published by MarketsandMarkets, defines and segments the squalene market with an analysis and forecast of the market size in terms of value. The squalene and squalane market in terms of value is expected to grow to $177.06 million...

Polypterus senegalus
2014-09-01 04:00:02

Cynthia Lee, McGill University About 400 million years ago a group of fish began exploring land and evolved into tetrapods – today's amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals. But just how these ancient fish used their fishy bodies and fins in a terrestrial environment and what evolutionary processes were at play remain scientific mysteries. Researchers at McGill University published in the journal Nature, turned to a living fish, called Polypterus, to help show what might have...

common bluestripe snappers
2014-09-01 02:00:40

John Delaney, Wildlife Conservation Society A new study reports that an expansion of marine protected areas is needed to protect fish species that perform key ecological functions. According to investigators from the Wildlife Conservation Society and other organizations, previous efforts at protecting fish have focused on saving the largest numbers of species, often at the expense of those species that provide key and difficult-to-replace ecological functions. Many vital ecological...

2014-08-25 04:20:14

Millersville University professor catches 20 sharks with her class MILLERSVILLE, Pa., Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Each summer across America there are fishing derbies, fish fries and lots of fishing stories. Did you hear the one about the professor who caught 20 sharks on a longline? Actually, that's a true story and comes from the Chincoteague Bay Field Station (CBFS) at Wallops Island, located on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. For non-fishermen, a longline uses...


Latest Ichthyology Reference Libraries

Prowfish
2014-05-30 12:05:29

The prowfish (Zaprora silenus) is a subtropical species of a perch-like fish found in the northern Pacific Ocean. The range of the prowfish is from the Aleutian Islands, Alaska to Kamchatka, Russia, from Navarin Canyon in the Bering Sea to Hokkaido, Japan and Monterey, California. The preferred habitat of the prowish is rocky bottom at a maximum of 2,200 feet in depth where they spend most of their adult life. Prowfish can grow to a length of 40 inches or more having an elongated body that...

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...

Ichthyology
2013-10-02 13:31:45

Ichthyology is the study of fish that focuses on many types of fish including cartilaginous fish, jawless fish, and skeletal fish. This branch of zoology can be associated with marine biology and fisheries science, as well as other areas of study. Ichthyologists, those who practice ichthyology, have discovered more than 32,200 species of fish, and it is thought that they discover 250 new species each year. Humans first began to study fish during the Upper Paleolithic Revolution, when humans...

Little tunny, Euthynnus alletteratus
2013-03-28 14:07:39

The little tunny is found widespread in temperate and tropical waters of the Atlantic Ocean, Black Sea and Mediterranean Sea. It is the most common tuna and is highly migratory, with a range from Cape Cod, Massachusetts to Brazil in the Western Atlantic. In the Eastern Atlantic it is found from Skagerrak to South Africa. The little tunny will form schools close to the shoreline, around inlets, and sandbars that can cover up to two miles. This fish prefers warm water and will migrate south in...

African Sharptooth Catfish, Clarias gariepinus
2013-02-09 08:30:28

Image Credit: WA Djatmiko/Wikipedia (CC BY-SA 3.0, 2.5, 2.0 and 1.0) The African sharptooth catfish is native throughout Africa, and the Middle East, and in the 1980’s it was introduced all over the world. This catfish lives on muddy bottoms in freshwater lakes, rivers, swamps, man-made habitats, and occasionally found in urban sewage systems. This species is able to crawl across dry ground to another body of water when one pool dries up. It is also able to survive for long periods of...

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