Latest Shoaling and schooling Stories
Whale sharks, the biggest fish in the ocean, now are protected by NOAA and, if netted, must be released unharmed.
Archaeological data indicate modern herring management needs to take a longer look into the past to manage fisheries for the future says a new study involving Simon Fraser University researchers.
Bonefish, also called gray ghosts, are among the most elusive and highly prized fishes sought by recreational anglers in the Florida Keys, Bahamas and similar tropical habitats around the world.
Recent studies from two research teams at the Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly) demonstrate how underwater robots can be used to understand and influence the complex swimming behaviors of schooling fish.
A new study on the schooling habits of fish could provide new insights into the social behaviors and natural variations of humans.
Many animals are able to discriminate between related and unrelated individuals but how they do so has proven remarkably difficult to understand. Joachim Frommen and colleagues at the University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna have investigated the issue using the three-spined stickleback and its shoaling preferences as a model system.
For decades researchers have recorded sounds from whales and other marine mammals, using a variety of methods including passive acoustic monitoring (PAM) to better understand how these animals use sound to interact with each other and with the environment. Now, for the first time, researchers report using this technology to record spawning cod in the wild.
Have you ever wondered why, and how, shoals of fish are comprised of fish of the same size?
A scientific journal publisher announced a special edition of their peer-reviewed journal Zebrafish highlighting several scientific studies submitted by young researchers.
Study led by scientists from the Institute for Ocean Conservation Science at Stony Brook University will enable trade-offs to be evaluated in forage fishery and coastal management
The Obtuse Barracuda (Sphyraena obtusata) is a member of the barracuda family Sphyraenidae. It is found in tropical oceans of the world. It has a length of up to 21.5 inches long. It is an elongated fish with widely separated dorsal fins. The back is greenish and the underside is silver with three unclear dark brown longitudinal bands, two above and one below the lateral line. Its snout is pointed and has a large mouth filled with sharp, widely spaced teeth. The Obtuse Barracuda is a...
The Atlantic herring, Clupea harengus, is the one of the most abundant species of fish on the planet. They can be found on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean congregating together in large schools (or swarms). They can grow up to 17.72 in (45 cm) in length and weigh more than 1.1 lb (0.5 kg). They feed on copepods, krill and small fish, and their natural predators are seals, whales, cod and other larger fish. The Atlantic herring fishery has long been an important part of the economy of New...
The Blue runner (Caranx crysos) is a fish found along the coastlines of the Atlantic Ocean, mostly in the inland waters of the east coast of North America and the west coast of Africa. The fish has a rounded body shape and can grow to up to 27.56 in (70cm) long and weigh more than 11 lb (5kg). The body is silvery blue in color with a large eye. Blue runners are known as very fast and aggressive fish, traveling in schools and eating smaller fish and invertebrates. Schools may also pick...