Blue-bellied fish is a surprise catch
It is only 7mm longer than the world's smallest fish, and seems to only appear at night, but the bright blue belly of a tiny Amazonian fish caught the eye of a team of scientists who spotted it was a new ...
New fossil species from a fish-eat-fish world when limbed animals evolved
Scientists who famously discovered the lobe-finned fish fossil Tiktaalik roseae, a species with some of the clearest evidence of the evolutionary transition from fish to limbed animals, have described anothe ...
Dusting for prints from a fossil fish to understand evolutionary change
In 370 million-year-old red sandstone deposits in a highway roadcut, scientists have discovered a new species of armored fish in north central Pennsylvania.
Alaska legislator claims 1 in 10 darted polar bears dies
On March 1, in response to Alaska losing its appeal of the threatened-species designation for polar bears, state Rep. Eric Feige said the federal government itself was responsible for the deaths of many bears.
California voters, lawmakers have no say in OK of major river diversion plan
It may be the most ambitious habitat restoration project ever conceived in the United States.
Closing the gap between conservation and communities
(Phys.org) —In a world first study, researchers have developed a way for governments to balance the needs of society and industry with those of endangered wildlife and environments.
Recent report contends feline friends killing wildlife at alarming rate: Experts say issue is more complex than that
Scientists from the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recently released a report in the journal Nature Communications that sought to estimate the number of wildlife killed by c ...
Scientists confirm first two-headed bull shark
(Phys.org) —Scientists have confirmed the discovery of the first-ever, two-headed bull shark.
An animal to feed your eco-car
Researchers at the University of Bergen and Uni Research have found that a certain type of tunicate - ascidiacea - can be used as a renewable source of biofuel and fish food. This is particularly good news ...
EU fish discard ban poses many questions
The sight of valuable fish being thrown back into the sea, mostly to die, has been a public relations headache for the fishing industry and driven calls for a discard ban by celebrity chefs and environmentalists.
Invasive species: Understanding the threat before it's too late
(Phys.org) —Catching rides on cargo ships and fishing boats, many invasive species are now covering our shorelines and compromising the existence of our native marine life.
Archerfish get an eye test (w/ video)
(Phys.org) —A modified version of an eye test used to assess visual acuity in the military has been given to archerfish by scientists to help explain how these remarkable fish are able to accurately spit ...
Genetic analysis calls for the protection of two highly endangered Portuguese fish species
The two endangered fish species, Squalius aradensis and S. torgalensis, most generally belong to the Cyprinidae, or the carp family. This is the largest fish, and vertebrate family, formed of freshwater ...
Study finds mounting mercury threat in Peru Amazon
A study of mercury contamination in a southeastern Peruvian jungle area ravaged by illegal gold mining found unsafe levels of the toxic metal in 78 percent of adults in the regional capital and in 60 percent of fish sold ...