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Crude oil from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster has been causing heart abnormalities in some large marine fish, according to research appearing Tuesday in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Science.
With a stock estimated at 1,000 million tons so far, mesopelagic fish dominate the total biomass of fish in the ocean. However, a team of researchers has found that their abundance could be at least 10 times higher.
There’s no “Google Maps” for finding fish. The radio signals that are the backbone of traditional GPS cannot pass through seawater. But sound travels remarkably well, so scientists often use acoustic telemetry to estimate an individual fish’s location.
Every year, thousands of tourists bring home colorful restaurant menus from Hawaii. These souvenirs hold more than just happy memories; they also contain valuable data that allows researchers to track long-term changes to important fisheries in the state.
The science behind counting fish in the ocean to measure their abundance has never been simple.
An Australian archaeologist has discovered ancient fish bones in a cave in East Timor that contain the ancient remains of more than 38,000 fish bones from nearly 2,900 individual fish, a sign that humans may have gone deep-sea fishing as many as 42,000 years ago.
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Researchers at the Spanish Oceanographic Institute (IEO) have taken a new step towards achieving the domestication of bluefin tuna.
When fish or tiny, shrimp-like krill get together, it appears they follow the same set of "rules."
The Warty Comb Jelly (Mnemiopsis leidyi), also known as the Sea Walnut, is a species of tentaculate ctenophore originally native to the western Atlantic coastal waters. Three species of Mnemiopsis have been named, but are now generally categorized as different ecological forms of the species leidyi. This species tolerates a wide range of salinity (2 to 38 psu), temperature (36 to 90 degrees F), and water quality. This creature was introduced in the Black Sea in the 1980s, where only one...
The Common Bleak (Alburnus alburnus) is a small pelagic fish that occurs in Western England. In Europe it is found in southern Sweden, France and eastward toward the Wolga Basin and north-western Turkey. It mainly prefers open waters where there is an inflow of food from places like pumping stations or weirs. It is also found in streams and in clear standing waters and can be very numerous in lakes. Often known simply as the Bleak, this name can refer to any species of Alburnus. The Bleak...
The Big-scale pomfret, Taractichthys longipinnis, is a pomfret of the family Bramidae found in the Atlantic Ocean, at depths down to 1640.42 ft (500 m). Its length is between 19.69 and 39.37 in (50 and 100 cm). The Big-scale pomfret is a deep-bodied pelagic fish with a deeply forked tail, and large eyes near the front of a blunt snout. The pectoral, dorsal, and anal fins are long and scythe-like, longer than the Atlantic pomfret. The scales are twice the size of the Atlantic pomfret and...
The Atlantic pomfret, Brama brama, is a pomfret of the family Bramidae, found in the Atlantic, Indian, and South Pacific oceans, at depths down to 3280.84 ft (1,000 m). Its length is between 15.75 and 39.37 in (40 and 100 cm). The Atlantic pomfret is a deep-bodied mesopelagic fish with a deeply forked tail, and large eyes near the front of a blunt snout. The pectoral fins are long and scythe-like. The scales are slightly serrated giving the body a rough texture. The mouth contains many...
The Antarctic dragonfish are a family, Bathydraconidae, of deep-sea perciform fish. They are benthopelagic fishes found in Antarctic waters. They are not fished commercially and little is known about them.