Peru probes killing of endangered penguins
Peruvian authorities announced an investigation Tuesday into the killing of five penguins found slashed to death at a center for endangered species.
New electric fish genus and species discovered in Brazil's Rio Negro
Scientists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and the Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazônia (INPA), Brazil, this week report that they have discovered a new genus and species of electric knifefish ...
Taiwan sets up sanctuary for endangered humpback dolphin
Taiwan is setting up its first marine wildlife sanctuary, in a bid to protect its dwindling population of Indo-Pacific humpback dolphins, officials said Monday.
Mercury found in remote national park streams
Federal scientists have found high amounts of mercury in fish caught in remote areas of national parks in the West and Alaska.
Fish exposed to antidepressants exhibit altered behavioral changes
Fish exposed to the antidepressant Fluoxetine, an active ingredient in prescription drugs such as Prozac, exhibited a range of altered mating behaviours, repetitive behaviour and aggression towards female ...
Video: Research is revealing more about what it takes to truly swim like a fish
With support from the National Science Foundation (NSF), aerospace engineer Michael Philen and his team at Virginia Tech are investigating the biomechanics of fish locomotion, in hopes of contributing to the next generation ...
Making dams safer for fish around the world
Think of the pressure change you feel when an elevator zips you up multiple floors in a tall building. Imagine how you'd feel if that elevator carried you all the way up to the top of Mt. Everest – in the ...
Cod may serenade females with rhythmic grunts
Male cod may 'sing' to females during mating, suggests a new study investigating the sounds cod and pollack produce during the spawning season.
Fish from acidic ocean waters less able to smell predators
Fish living on coral reefs where carbon dioxide seeps from the ocean floor were less able to detect predator odor than fish from normal coral reefs, according to a new study.
Brainy courage of the rainbowfish
The boldest black-lined rainbowfish are those that are born in the wild. Also more fearless are those that analyze information both sides of their brains. This is the conclusion of Australian researchers ...
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 ...
Humans, meet 'Your Inner Fish' on PBS science show
Neil Shubin would like to introduce you to your family tree, the one with roots reaching back more than 3 billion years.
A new tiny species of crayfish from the swamps of coastal eastern Australia
Hidden in one of Australia's most developed and fastest growing areas lives one of the world's smallest freshwater crayfish species. Robert B McCormack the Team Leader for the Australian Crayfish Project ...
The long-fingered bat goes fishing
The long-fingered bat (Myotis capaccinii) is on the verge of extinction; the work by the UPV/EHU biologist Ostaizka Aizpurua has been crucial in getting to know it better, to be able to take the necessary steps to protect ...