News tagged with aquarium fish

Scuba divers lead charge against invasive lionfish

Clad in a gray hooded wetsuit, Eric Billips straps on his scuba tank, grabs a pole spear and nods at his dive buddy as they step feet-first off the boat and disappear with a splash into sparkling blue waters ...

dateFeb 17, 2015 in Ecology
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Hawaii at center of battle over aquarium fish

The waters off the Hawaii's largest island are home to a half-million brightly-colored tropical fish that are scooped up into nets each year and flown across the globe into aquariums from Berlin to Boston.

dateJun 27, 2014 in Ecology
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California's sea otter numbers continue slow climb

California sea otter numbers are up, according to the latest population survey led by federal, state, and UC Santa Cruz scientists. The reasons: more pups and the addition of San Nicolas Island sea otters ...

dateSep 13, 2013 in Ecology
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Fish prone to melanoma get DNA decoded

Scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and elsewhere have decoded the genome of the platyfish, a cousin of the guppy and a popular choice for home aquariums. Among scientists, ...

dateApr 15, 2013 in Biotechnology
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Mycobacteriosis in fish

Mycobacteriosis in fish is a disease that is difficult to detect and therefore often underdiagnosed. For the same reason, information about the effects of this disease on the fish farming industry has been ...

dateJan 15, 2013 in Ecology
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Student unlocks secrets of mercury

More than one billion people around the world depend upon fish for protein in their diet. But the threat of mercury poisoning, especially in children, has raised concerns about the safety of eating fish.

dateOct 13, 2011 in Environment
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