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07 April 2016
Minnow Rediscovered by Texas AgriLife Scientists
US - With no more "swimmable" water than thirsty West Texas has, it's hard to imagine a fish, even a minnow-sized fish could remain "missing" for more than a century....
06 April 2016
Researchers Find New Type of Symbiosis: Bacteria Eat Ammonia in Fish Gills
NETHERLANDS - Microbiologists and fish researchers from Radboud University have discovered that bacteria in the gills of fish convert harmful ammonia into harmless...
30 March 2016
Researchers Make Major Cavefish Discovery in Thailand
Thailand - Researchers from the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), US, have identified unique anatomical features in a species of blind, walking cavefish...
17 March 2016
Fish Guide Design for Future Contact Lenses
US - Making the most of the low light in the muddy rivers where it swims, the elephant nose fish survives by being able to spot predators amongst the muck with a...
16 March 2016
Small Brain is Good for the Immune System – If You Are a Fish
SWEDEN - Having a small brain may provide immune benefits, at least if you are a guppy. A new study published in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society shows...
Nothing to Stop Cobia Becoming Invasive in East Pacific, says Scientist
PANAMA - Scientists from the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute have responded to claims that their recent comments over the invasive potential of cobia are...
14 March 2016
New Latin American Fish Species Identified
BRAZIL - Unidentified since its discovery in 2007, a large fish species from Amazonia has failed to give out enough information about itself, leaving only insufficient...
09 March 2016
Fish Populations Revealed Through Seawater Analysis
JAPAN - A Japanese research group has shown that measuring quantities of fish DNA in seawater can reveal how many fish inhabit that environment....
07 March 2016
Alaska Fish Factor: Fish Stomachs Help Solve Halibut Size Mystery
US - Fish stomachs could help solve the mystery of why Alaska halibut are so small for their age. Halibut weights are about one-third of what they were 30 years...
04 March 2016
Parasites Help Brine Shrimp Cope with Arsenic Habitat Contamination
SPAIN - Artemia (also commonly known as 'sea monkey') is famous for being able to live in extreme environments and has become a model organism used to test the toxicity...
DNA the Key to Fish's Tale of Survival
AUSTRALIA - Researchers have played the role of matchmaker to help bring two freshwater fish species back from the brink of extinction....
01 March 2016
Study Reveals How Fish Control Microbes Through Their Gills
US - In an effort to improve vaccines that keep farmed fish healthy, researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine are interested in...
19 February 2016
New Study Finds Wild and Hatchery Fish DNA Very Different
US - A new study on steelhead trout in Oregon offers genetic evidence that wild and hatchery fish are different at the DNA level, and that they can become different...
12 February 2016
Why Do Some Fish Eat Their Own Eggs?
GERMANY - Many animals go to great lengths to ensure the survival of their offspring - yet some species actually eat some or all of their babies. Nor is there always...
11 February 2016
New Study Finds Fish Fins Sense Touch
US - A new study has found that the pectoral fins of fish feel touch through a surprisingly similar biological mechanism to mammals....
27 January 2016
Why do Some Fish Thrive in Oil-Polluted Water?
CANADA - Scientists thought guppies in Northern Trinidad could be a rare example of adaptation to crude oil pollution. But they found something else....
22 January 2016
Cryopreservation: A Valuable Tool for Aquaculture and Wild Fish Stocks
GLOBAL - Cryogenetics is helping to increase fish numbers through its milt preservation and fertilisation technology, and also through its diverse gene bank. These...
20 January 2016
Canadian Government Invests in Tackling Seafood Fraud
CANADA - The Government of Canada has announced funding for genomics research in plant protection and food safety regulation....
Snapping Shrimp Sound Patterns Uncover Reef Ecosystem Secrets
US - If you put a microphone underwater near the oyster reef in North Carolina's Pamlico Sound, you can hear it: a crisp, crackling noise that sounds like someone...
19 January 2016
Nofima Identifies Genetic Markers for PD Resistance
NORWAY - In cooperation with R&D partners, Nofima has identified and validated genetic markers for resistance to Pancreas Disease (PD) in Atlantic salmon....
14 January 2016
Japanese University Successfully Produces Offspring from Frozen Trout
JAPAN - Researchers at Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology have come up with a way to produce rainbow trout using sperm production cells extracted...
08 January 2016
Heart is Fishy Defence Against Ocean’s Dead Zones
UK - New research has revealed how the heart is one of the major factors which determine whether a fish lives or dies in oceanic Dead Zones....
31 December 2015
Killifish Project Explores Genetic Foundation of Longevity
US - Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have mapped the genome of an unusually short-lived fish, paving the way for scientists to use the...
Camouflaged Cuttlefish Employ Electrical Stealth
US - When you're as soft and delicious as a cuttlefish, evading predators is a full-time job. Not only do these squid-like creatures employ stealthy visual camouflage...
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....
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