Researchers find blind fish use novel type of navigational aid
Study shows intense deep sea trawling leading to ocean floor desertification
Climate change accelerates hybridization between native and invasive species of trout
(Phys.org) —Scientists have discovered that the rapid spread of hybridization between a native species and an invasive species of trout in the wild is strongly linked to changes in climate.
Study finds marine protected areas inadequate for protecting fish and ocean ecology
A new study reports that an expansion of marine protected areas is needed to protect fish species that perform key ecological functions. According to investigators from the Wildlife Conservation Society and ...
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.
Lionfish characteristics make them more 'terminator' than predator
New research on the predatory nature of red lionfish, the invasive Pacific Ocean species that is decimating native fish populations in parts of the Caribbean Sea and Atlantic Ocean, seems to indicate that ...
Gannet sat nav reveals impact of fishing vessels
Fishing vessels have a far bigger ecological footprint than previously thought, according to research which tracked the movement and behaviour of seabirds using GPS devices.
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.
Can't see the kelp forest for the... corals? Time to value our temperate reefs
The Western Australia Marine Science Institute (WAMSI) is currently undertaking the terrific initiative of formulating a blueprint of marine research priorities in Western Australia for the next three decades.
Competition breeds new fish species, study finds
Competition may play an important role during the evolution of new species, but empirical evidence for this is scarce, despite being implicit in Charles Darwin's work and support from theoretical studies.
Concerns raised over EU ban on ditching unwanted fish
New rules banning fishermen from throwing away unwanted fish they have caught could harm wildlife – and fail to improve fish stocks, a University of Strathclyde report has found.
Bait dumping offers invaders path to Great lakes
A scientific paper released Thursday says the bait fish trade represents a serious threat for spreading invasive species in the Great Lakes area.
Sixth-grader proves invasive species of ocean fish can thrive in low saline water
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 ...