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Shark Tooth Weapons Lead To Discovery Of Extinct Marine Species
2013-04-04 12:28:23

Sharks played a key role in the lives of ancient Pacific islanders. Not only were these animals hunted as food, but their teeth were also used to create deadly weapons. Now researchers have discovered extinct sharks species based on these teeth.

Sharks Endangered Globally Due To Overfishing
2013-03-03 06:30:53

Overfishing kills an average of 100 million sharks worldwide each year, according to new research highlighting the dangers faced by many different species of fish as they attempt to avoid possible extinction.

California Great White Sharks May Get Endangered Species Status
2013-02-07 14:59:48

On Wednesday, California's Fish and Game Commission recommended that the endangered status be given to great white sharks in the waters under their jurisdiction.

2013-02-06 23:02:06

Ali Gilmore, author of the humorous and uplifting cancer survival guide, will donate up to $90,000 to Fin Forward, a San Diego based non-profit that provides shark and other marine life encounters

2013-02-06 16:07:28

Have you ever wondered why, and how, shoals of fish are comprised of fish of the same size?

2013-02-06 16:02:40

Cichlid fish are more likely to accept immigrants into their group when they are under threat from predators and need reinforcements, new research shows.

High-Tech Robotic Fish Glides Through Water With Great Ease
2013-01-17 12:54:52

Scientists from the Michigan State University made a number of improvements on a high-tech robotic fish to make it glide through the water with the greatest of ease.

2013-01-14 10:30:20

Tiny coral reef wrasses can swim as fast as some of the swiftest fish in the ocean – but using only half as much energy to do so.


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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