Did the North Atlantic fisheries collapse due to fisheries-induced evolution?
The Atlantic cod has, for many centuries, sustained major fisheries on both sides of the Atlantic. However, the North American fisheries have now largely collapsed. A new paper in the open-access, peer-reviewed journal PLoS ON ...
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 ...
The effective collective: Grouping could ensure animals find their way in changing environment
For social animals such as schooling fish, the loss of their numbers to human activity could eventually threaten entire populations, according to a finding that such animals rely heavily on grouping to effectively navigate ...
'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.
Genetic patterns of deep-sea coral provide insights into evolution of marine life
The ability of deep-sea corals to harbor a broad array of marine life, including commercially important fish species, make these habitat-forming organisms of immediate interest to conservationists, managers, ...
Tracking fish through a coral reef seascape—Ear-bone 'tree rings' provide evidence of connectivity
(Phys.org)—Ocean scientists have long known that juvenile coral reef fishes use coastal seagrass and mangrove habitats as nurseries, later moving as adults onto coral reefs. But the fishes' movements, and ...
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 ...
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.
Cutting fishing could buy time for coral reefs
Stopping people fishing around Caribbean coral reefs by designating them legally protected marine reserves could help some of them survive the effects of a changing climate by more than 50 years.
Fish can be picky eaters
(PhysOrg.com) -- We all know how fussy kids can be about their food, but now new research suggests they're not the only ones.
Feds to reconsider critical habitat for 2 fish
(AP) -- A federal judge has ruled the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service can reconsider the critical habitat designation of two threatened fish species in New Mexico and Arizona after a probe found political interference likely ...
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 ...
Little fish makes a big splash in genomic studies; discovery may help manage an invasive species
(Phys.org) —A little fish may once again be making a big splash, if Pawel Michalak, a researcher at Virginia Tech's Virginia Bioinformatics Institute, has anything to say about it.
Baited video carries baseline data in Cockburn Sound
Annual surveys investigating fish assemblages within Cockburn Sound over six years have led to two important findings that have enabled effective monitoring of fish ecology in the face of proposed developments.