News tagged with fish habitat

Six reasons habitat matters to fish, and people too

Our oceans and coasts contain a stunning variety of marine habitats—everything from coral reefs to salt marshes, oyster beds to kelp forests. These habitats are essential for maintaining the robust fish populations that ...

dateMay 19, 2016 in Ecology
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Bering Sea hotspot for corals and sponges

North of the Aleutian Islands, submarine canyons in the cold waters of the eastern Bering Sea contain a highly productive "green belt" that is home to deep-water corals as well as a plethora of fish and marine mammals.

dateJul 30, 2015 in Environment
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Reef fish arrived in two waves

(Phys.org) —The world's reefs are hotbeds of biological diversity, including over 4,500 species of fish. A new study shows that the ancestors of these fish colonized reefs in two distinct waves, before and after the mass ...

dateApr 10, 2014 in Plants & Animals
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