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Whale sharks (Rhincodon typus) are often thought to be solitary behemoths that live and feed in the open ocean.
NSF CAREER awardee studies the behavior of schooling fish and creates biologically inspired robots that may someday help preserve marine life.
Blue whales eat 90 times more energy when diving than they use, thanks to big mouths.
When fish or tiny, shrimp-like krill get together, it appears they follow the same set of "rules."
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Scientists say that fish are being threatened by man-made noise pollution.
Fish alter their movements when under threat from predators to keep closer together and to help them to blend into the crowd.
PORTLAND, Maine, March 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Magellan Petroleum Corporation (Nasdaq: MPET) (ASX: MGN) announced the execution of an agreement by its wholly-owned subsidiary, Magellan Petroleum Australia Limited (MPAL), with Santos Limited (Santos) to purchase Santos' 40% interest in the Evans Shoal natural gas field (NT/P48), located in the Bonaparte Basin offshore Northern Australia.
In the open ocean, species of large predatory fish will swim and hunt for food at various depths, which leads to unique diets in these fish.
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...
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