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Two-thirds drop in large fish numbers in 100 years

Overfishing has significantly reduced the populations of larger species of marine fish. In fact, stocks of large fish have declined by two-thirds in one century. These findings come from an international research team who ...

dateJan 16, 2015 in Ecology
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Using clay to fight fish disease

A type of clay used in cosmetics, medicine, and papermaking may be just what aquaculture farmers need to fight columnaris—a costly and deadly bacterial disease that affects freshwater finfish worldwide.

dateJan 15, 2015 in Ecology
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Study finds tropical fish moving into temperate waters

Tropical herbivorous fish are beginning to expand their range into temperate waters – likely as a result of climate change – and a new international study documents the dramatic impact of the intrusion in the Mediterranean ...

dateDec 19, 2014 in Ecology
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Trawling makes for skinny flatfish

Trawling the seabed doesn't just remove some of the fishes living there; it also makes some of the survivors thinner and less healthy by forcing them to use more energy finding less nutritious food.

dateDec 11, 2014 in Ecology
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Climate change projected to drive species northward

Anticipated changes in climate will push West Coast marine species from sharks to salmon northward an average of 30 kilometers per decade, shaking up fish communities and shifting fishing grounds, according to a new study ...

dateDec 10, 2014 in Ecology
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