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30 December 2015
Anti-Diabetic Drug Found to Cause Intersex in Male Fish
EU - A new study has found that a widely prescribed anti-diabetic, metformin, can cause intersex in male fish....
Polarization Vision Helps Fiddler Identify Rivals
UK - Fiddler crabs use polarization vision to sense the approach of rivals, scientists at the University of Bristol have found. The research, carried out in Panama,...
29 December 2015
Cichlid Fish View Unfamiliar Faces for Longer
JAPAN - Fish viewed digital models with unfamiliar fish faces longer and from a further distance than models with familiar faces, according to by Masanori Kohda...
11 Lobster Facts That Will Leave You Shell-Shocked
GLOBAL - As may of you sit down to eat lobster over the Christmas Holiday, here are 11 weird and wonderful lobster facts. ...
28 December 2015
Researchers Determine Marine Fish are Influenced by Food Supply
US - For years, scientific literature, as well as fisheries management and conservation efforts, has assumed that the survival of adult fish is relatively constant...
Fish Competitors Can Pose More of a Threat than Predators
SWITZERLAND - When the biodiversity of an ecosystem is reduced by invasive species, competition for food plays a more important role than has previously been supposed....
24 December 2015
First Malaysian Fish Genome Sequenced
MALAYSIA - A Malaysian-led research group from Monash University Malaysia has successfully sequenced the genome of a Malaysian fish: the Asian arowana. This is the...
23 December 2015
Mountain Growth Helped Spawn Fish Diversity in New Zealand
NEW ZEALAND - The growth of mountain ranges on New Zealand's South Island directly influenced the evolution of different freshwater fish species in the region, according...
11 December 2015
Saving the Endangered Eel: Could Catfish Be The Answer?
JAPAN - Kinki University has attracted much attention for becoming the first in the world to produce farmed bluefin tuna, but recently it has also succeeded in producing...
08 December 2015
Weekly Overview: Aquaculture Ship to Move Salmon Farming Further Offshore
ANALYSIS - It could be the start of a sustainable revolution for the Norwegian salmon farming industry, following the design of an aquaculture ship that will move...
19 November 2015
AquaBounty Receives FDA Approval for GM Salmon
US - The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved AquaBounty Technologies's New Animal Drug Application for the production, sale, and consumption of its...
13 November 2015
New Amazonian Catfishes Form a New Genus
BRAZIL - Being close relatives within the same genus, eight catfishes showed enough external differences, such as characteristic elongated mouths, hinting to their...
06 November 2015
Researchers Discover Salmon Puberty Gene
NORWAY - Researchers have discovered that a specific gene plays a very important role in determining whether a salmon returns to spawn as a large or small salmon....
04 November 2015
Electric Eel: Most Remarkable Predator in Animal Kingdom
US - The electric eel may be one of the most remarkable predators in the entire animal kingdom. That is the conclusion of Kenneth Catania, Stevenson Professor of...
23 October 2015
Prawns Reveal the Secrets of Innovation
UK - Small and hungry prawns are more likely to be resourceful in the face of adversity than their less desperate counterparts according to new research published...
15 October 2015
EU Rejects National Bans on GM Food, Feed
EUROPE - Individual countries within the EU should not be allowed to decide to ban GM food and feed products, Environment Committee MEPs decided this week....
13 October 2015
Fish Schools Use Two 'Gears' to Conserve Energy
US - Schools of fish and flocks of birds could use two "gears" - one slow and another fast - in ways that conserve energy, a team of New York University researchers...
07 October 2015
Are Fish the Greatest Athletes on the Planet?
CANADA - When you think of the world's greatest athletes, names like Usain Bolt generally spring to mind, but scientists have discovered the best athletes could...
23 September 2015
Blue Crabs More Tolerant of Low Oxygen than Previously Thought
US - Results of a new study led by researchers at William & Mary's Virginia Institute of Marine Science show that adult blue crabs are much more tolerant of low-oxygen,...
18 September 2015
Nofima Reports Record Survival of Juvenile Cod
NORWAY - Never has the survival of juvenile cod been as high at the food research institute Nofima. Systematic improvements in all aspects of management have made...
17 September 2015
Transgenic Zebrafish Reveal Brain Secrets
NORWAY - The newest research group at Norwegian Nobel laureates May-Britt and Edvard Moser's Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience uses transgenic zebrafish to...
09 September 2015
Oyster Breeding Wins Research Award
AUSTRALIA - Years of oyster breeding research by Select Oyster Company farmers has culminated in a disease control breakthrough and national recognition from the...
03 September 2015
Scientists Find Temperature Acclimation Genes in Fish
AUSTRALIA - In a world first study, researchers at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies (Coral CoE) at James Cook University have unlocked the genetic...
01 September 2015
DNA Sequencing Used to Identify Thousands of Fish Eggs
US - Using DNA sequencing, researchers have accurately painted a clear picture of fish spawning activities in a marine protected area (MPA) and have created a baseline...
26 August 2015
Sharp-Shooting Archerfish Prefer Close Targets
US - Archerfish are able to shoot jets of water at both near and far prey items, but the amount of force used is equal, according to new research from Wake Forest...
24 August 2015
Fish Genitalia Evolve in Response to Predators, Interbreeding
US - Female fish in the Bahamas have developed ways of showing males that "No means no", according to the latest research from North Carolina State University....
14 August 2015
Fish go Deep to Beat the Heat
AUSTRALIA - A James Cook University study shows that some fish retreat into deeper water to escape the heat. This finding throws light on what to expect if predictions...
06 August 2015
Ocean Changes Affecting Salmon Biodiversity, Survival
US - The biodiversity of two Northern Pacific salmon species may be at risk due to changes in ocean conditions at the equator, reports a study by the University...
New Study Exposes Negative Effects of Climate Change on Antarctic Fish
US - Elevated levels of carbon dioxide and an increase in ocean water temperature has a significant impact on survival and development of the Antarctic dragonfish,...
05 August 2015
Marine Reserves Benefit Fish with Variety of Life Histories
EU - Extended mathematical models show that fish species that move around more can benefit from marine reserves, as well as more sedentary species, according to...
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