New genus of electric fish discovered in 'lost world' of South America
A previously unknown genus of electric fish has been identified in a remote region of South America by a team of international researchers including University of Toronto Scarborough professor Nathan Lovejoy.
Why are there so few fish in the Earth's oceans?
(PhysOrg.com) -- A Stony Brook University researcher has found that, contrary to popular belief, there are not plenty of fish in the sea.
'Judas' fish could help wipe out Asian carp
Methods used to eradicate feral pigs and goats in Hawaii, Australia, the Galapagos Islands and southern United States could be employed in Minnesota to fight the Asian carp invasion.
A sea of broken promises: Avoiding empty ocean commitments at Rio+20
RIO: World leaders have made pitiful progress on their guarantee to protect global oceans from overfishing and other threats. In a paper published today (June 15, 2012) in Science, the Zoological Society of Lon ...
US bans import of Burmese pythons
The United States announced Tuesday it is banning the import of Burmese pythons and three other species of giant constrictor snakes due to the danger they pose to local wildlife.
Non-native lionfish reaches Keys, and industries brace for this 'perfect predator'
Becky Fowler was shipwreck-diving 66 feet below the surface, exploring a watery paradise, when she came face to face with a 4-inch-long, zebra-striped Cujo of the deep.
Sharks under threat as environmental change bites hard
(PhysOrg.com) -- Their size and fearsome appearance have made them the stuff of nightmares, but new research just published suggests that sharks may not be as tough as they appear.
Thinking 'big' may not be best approach to saving large-river fish
Large-river specialist fishes—from giant species like paddlefish and blue catfish, to tiny crystal darters and silver chub—are in danger, but researchers say there is greater hope to save them if major ...
How much water does a steelhead need to thrive?
Pescadero Estuary, located an hour south of San Francisco, is a coastal habitat under intense pressure from several interest groups, some human, others wild. The 643 citizens of the nearby town of Pescadero ...
Top marine scientists call for action on 'invisible' fisheries
To protect our oceans from irreversible harm, governments, conservationists, and researchers around the world must address the enormous threat posed by unregulated and destructive fisheries, say top marine ...
Study reveals 'sobering' decline of Caribbean's big fish, fisheries
Sharks, barracuda and other large predatory fishes disappear on Caribbean coral reefs as human populations rise, endangering the region's marine food web and ultimately its reefs and fisheries, according to ...
For fish and rice to thrive in Yolo Bypass, 'just add water'
From a fish-eye view, rice fields in California's Yolo Bypass provide an all-you-can-eat bug buffet for juvenile salmon seeking nourishment on their journey to the sea. That's according to a new report detailing ...
UN biodiversity meeting ends with agreements
(AP) -- Participants at a U.N. conference say representatives have reached agreements to protect at least 17 percent of land areas and 10 percent of oceans by 2020.
One fish, two fish: Camera counts freshwater fish, which could help combat hydrilla
A camera can accurately count freshwater fish, even in the thickest of underwater vegetation, a key finding for those who manage fisheries and control the invasive plant hydrilla, new University of Florida ...