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Predators and hidey-holes are good for coral reef fish populations

5 days ago

New NSF-funded research by NC State scientists highlights two factors that play critical roles in supporting reef fish populations, and…
Get moving! The mystery of animal group behavior

October 1, 2019

It’s not uncommon to see a flock of birds, startled by some perceived threat, take to the air…
Climate change could impact omega-3 levels worldwide

September 27, 2019

Climate change won’t just bring rising sea levels and more extreme weather — it could also impact your…
Fish micronutrients ‘slipping through the hands’ of malnourished people

September 26, 2019

Millions of people are suffering from malnutrition despite some of the most nutritious fish species in the world…
North Atlantic haddock use magnetic compass to guide them

September 24, 2019

A new study has found that the larvae of haddock, a commercially important type of cod, have a…
Getting by with a little help from (fishy) friends

September 20, 2019

When stressed, humans – and other groups of social mammals – often rely on the support of friends…
Porcupinefish inspires sturdy superhydrophobic material

September 20, 2019

Nature has evolved a dazzling array of materials that help organisms thrive in diverse habitats. Sometimes, scientists can…
Fish DNA in lake sediment can help determine native species, study shows

September 19, 2019

A new technique developed by University of Alberta biologists can determine whether certain fish populations are native to…
Survival of the fittest: Research team finds that population density is key to evolution

August 28, 2019

A multiuniversity research team including a Florida State scientist has found that a lack of predators creates an…
The science of drunk fish: University of Toronto researcher recognized for advances in behavioural neuroscience

August 21, 2019

Robert Gerlai recalls attending, at the age of six, a Christmas party at his father’s law firm in Hungary.…
Increasing the abundance of a threatened or endangered species can deliver large economic benefits

August 16, 2019

A new study provides evidence that increasing the abundance of a threatened or endangered species can deliver large…
Fewer fish may reach breeding age as climate change skews timing of reproduction, food availability

July 25, 2019

Climate change may be depriving juvenile fish of their most crucial early food source by throwing off the…
For anemonefish, male-to-female sex change happens first in the brain

July 24, 2019

The anemonefish is a gender-bending marvel. It starts out as a male, but can switch to female when…
Hidden world of stream biodiversity revealed through water sampling for environmental DNA

July 24, 2019

For the first time, researchers have used a novel genomics-based method to detect the simultaneous presence of hundreds…
Sensor Fish Duo Successfully Tests Irrigation Screen

July 24, 2019

PNNL determines that technology helps downstream fish passage. Nestled along the expansive Columbia River Gorge is Oregon’s Hood…
Scientists Identify New Species of Damselfish

June 30, 2019

Scientists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego and the University of Sydney,…
Researchers Discover What Makes Deep-Sea Dragonfish Teeth Transparent

June 5, 2019

A team of researchers led by the University of California San Diego have discovered what’s responsible for making…
Early lives of Alaska sockeye salmon accelerating with climate change

June 5, 2019

An ample buffet of freshwater food, brought on by climate change, is altering the life history of one…
Young herring ‘go with the older fish’ a key finding in Ocean Modeling Forum’s efforts

May 30, 2019

Similar to how children learn, often unconsciously, to mimic the adults around them, a small, silvery ocean fish…
Tiny fish a big lure for life on coral reefs

May 28, 2019

Researchers from Simon Fraser University have discovered how coral reefs support such an abundance and diversity of life.…
Tiny fishes fuel life on coral reefs

May 24, 2019

Coral reefs typically evoke clear, turquoise waters and a staggering number of colorful fishes. But what supports such…
A substantial benefit from replacing steak with fish

May 16, 2019

The average Dane will gain a health benefit from substituting part of the red and processed meat in…
Deep sea fish can detect colour in the dark

May 14, 2019

A team of international researchers has found that deep-sea fish have developed surprisingly diverse vision that enables them…
Colour vision in complete darkness? Scientists made a surprising discovery in the deep ocean

May 11, 2019

There is no colour without light. Different things in your environment reflect light differently and appear to be…
Reef Engineers

May 7, 2019

The next time you find yourself luxuriating in some exotic, Instagrammable vacation spot, thank a parrotfish. That white…
Breaking bread with rivals leads to more fish on coral reefs

May 6, 2019

Cooperation is key to most successful endeavours. And new research by an international team of sciencitsts including Lancaster…
Global warming hits sea creatures hardest

April 26, 2019

The greater vulnerability of sea creatures may significantly impact human communities that rely on fish and shellfish for…
Catfish use complex coordination to catch prey

April 24, 2019

Using a powerful X-ray imaging system, Brown University scientists found that catfish move joints throughout their head in…
Computer games for fish uncover why some prey lead and others follow

April 16, 2019

For the first time, researchers have shed new light on the evolution of different social roles within animal…
How male guppies can be so colourful when female ones are dull brown?

March 25, 2019

We are used to women paying more attention to their looks. At least that’s the public perception. Make-up,…
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