Quantcast

Latest Neogobius Stories

2013-09-24 10:49:15

A fast fish with a huge impact Globalization is breaking down barriers – also for plants and animals on the lookout for new homes. Rivers are also changing, in particular through the introduction of non-native species, often brought in by passing ships. In the Danube River, scientists have been observing a fish species conquering a new habitat and creating a totally new ecosystem in the process. Recent decades have seen massive changes to many river systems. To improve passage for...

2012-08-02 23:00:56

ScienceAlerts.com is a new social network featuring the latest information in the basic and applied sciences of biology, agriculture, environment, forestry, geography and health. The members of this new website monitor 4,839 journals publishing in these fields and alert visitors in real-time through topic-specific site content and RSS feeds. The latest addition to this website is the Geography Sciences Category with more than 66,700 articles selected from over 420 scientific geography...

2009-08-12 15:33:26

Canadian scientists say they have discovered an alarming invasion of round goby fish into Great Lakes tributaries that might threaten endangered fishes. The researchers from the University of Toronto, the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and the University of Guelph identified a significant invasion of round goby (neogobius melanostomus) into many Great Lakes tributaries, including several areas of the Thames, Sydenham, Ausable and Grand rivers. This invasion poses many potential threats...

6148560faadb92a3bed6c7c0ac45c6ac1
2009-08-11 12:30:00

Canadian scientists uncover alarming invasion of round goby into Great Lakes tributaries: impact on endangered fishes likely to be seriousA team of scientists from the University of Toronto, the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and the University of Guelph has identified a drastic invasion of round goby into many Great Lakes tributaries, including several areas of the Thames, Sydenham, Ausable and Grand Rivers. A number of the affected areas are known as "species-at-risk" hot spots."This...

2009-06-15 10:55:00

New research could help scientists tackle infestation of Great LakesScientists have found the existence of two types of males of a fiercely invasive fish spreading through the Great Lakes, which may provide answers as to how they rapidly reproduce.The research, published in the Journal of Great Lakes Research, looks at the aggressive round goby, a bottom-dwelling fish which infested the Great Lakes watersheds around 1990. Presently, they are working their way inland through rivers and canal...

2008-07-30 12:00:36

To: STATE EDITORS Contact: Freda Tarbell of Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, +1-814-332-6816 Boaters, Anglers Asked to Help Keep Invasives Out of Local Waters ERIE, Pa., July 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 30 representatives of local, state and federal agencies and community groups boarded boats and headed for Eries Presque Isle Bay today to measure their response capabilities should an aquatic, non-native species invade the Great Lakes. More than 180...

76165c9416134d42ad2c662c16429db11
2008-07-17 06:10:00

A new study published Wednesday reveals that 57 species carried into the Great Lakes since the lakes were connected to the sea are responsible for $200 million in annual damages. The conservative estimate does not include harm done to other parts of the U.S. or to the Canadian economy, said the report from the Center for Aquatic Conservation at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana. The report said the various species, which includes the round goby and the zebra mussel, have been carried...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
Related