Giant sea bass census
Fished nearly to extinction in the recent past, giant sea bass (Stereolepis gigas) are starting to make a comeback. But no one really knows the size of the population. So UC Santa Barbara researchers are ...
Ecologists make first image of food niche
The ecological niche concept is very important in ecology. But what a niche looks like is fairly abstract. Now, for the first time, Wageningen and British researchers have concretely visualised this. The ...
Mediterranean fish stocks show steady decline
While careful management has helped stabilize or even improve the state of fisheries resources in some parts of Europe, the situation in the Mediterranean has deteriorated over the past 20 years. In a new ...
Beautiful but a threat: Tropical fish invasion destroys kelp forests
The migration of tropical fish as a result of ocean warming poses a serious threat to the temperate areas they invade, because they overgraze on kelp forests and seagrass meadows, a new study concludes.
Premiere for intensive production of Atlantic Bluefin tuna
The start-feed for "baby" tuna now being produced in Trondheim has demonstrates the possibility of mass-producing one of the world's most valuable fish species.
New miniature fish discovered
A newly discovered fish species measuring up to 15.4mm long has added to the global diversity of 'miniature' fish.
Invasive watersnakes introduced to California may pose risk to native species
Watersnakes, commonly seen in the lakes, rivers and streams of the eastern United States, are invading California waterways and may pose a threat to native and endangered species in the state, according to ...
Why the urge to find 'Nemo' has helped fish diversify
Caring parents foster successful offspring, or so the thinking goes. But for reef fishes, such as Disney's charismatic clownfish, Nemo, the effects of parental care stretch right across evolutionary time ...
Climate change could mean fisheries lose profit by 2050
A warmer planet and rising fuel prices could mean that UK fisheries will face decreased profits by 2050, say NERC scientists investigating how different climate change scenarios could affect the fishing trade.
Dozens of new flora, fauna species in Myanmar (Update)
A dragon fish with intricate, maze-like markings on every scale, a frog with rough, chocolate-colored skin and a ginger plant are among more than two dozen flora and fauna species found in Myanmar since it ...
Ancient reefs preserved tropical marine biodiversity
Habitat refugia in which coral reefs have remained stable over time played a key role in preserving tropical marine fish biodiversity, a study highlights. Researchers at the Laboratoire Ecologie des Systèmes ...
13 West Coast fish species added to 'sustainable' list
West Coast trawler fishermen just got some new opportunities.
100 million year study shows a sheltered start breeds evolutionary success
Research into reef fish species diversity will provide conservationists with new information to protect the Great Barrier Reef.
Links between the flow of rivers and diversity of fish species
There is increasing concern about the global decline of biodiversity. In particular, changes in the flow of rivers due to climate change and increasing water consumption affect freshwater biodiversity including ...