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From ocean to land: The fishy origins of our hips
New research has revealed that the evolution of the complex, weight-bearing hips of walking animals from the basic hips of fish was a much simpler process than previously thought.
Naval activity may contribute to porpoise strandings
(Phys.org) —Sonar used by the navy may cause porpoises to get trapped in fishing nets and killed, according to a recent study.
Fish win fights on strength of personality
When predicting the outcome of a fight, the big guy doesn't always win suggests new research on fish. Scientists at the University of Exeter and Texas A&M University found that when fish fight over food, ...
Shedding light on the senses fish use for navigation
(Phys.org) —New research conducted at Queen's University has discovered that polarized light vision, which is used for navigation and orientation by rainbow trout, changes with age.
Fish feat: Reef predator uses sign language to hunt
The roving coralgrouper, a predator fish of the tropical reef, uses sign language to advise fellow hunters of hiding prey, according to a study published on Tuesday.
Fish was on the menu for early flying dinosaur Microraptor
University of Alberta-led research reveals that Microraptor, a small flying dinosaur was a complete hunter, able to swoop down and pickup fish as well as its previously known prey of birds and tree dwelling ...
Ocean acidification as a hearing aid for fish?
Ocean acidification, which occurs as CO2 is absorbed by the world's oceans, is known to negatively impact a wide variety of marine animals ranging from massive corals to microscopic plankton. However, there is m ...
Study shows depleted fish stocks can come back from the brink
(Phys.org) —Nature is a lot more resilient than we sometimes think. A study by Rutgers marine scientists published recently in Science shows that species of fish that have been overfished for decades can of ...
Sexiness doesn't always have a downside
(Phys.org) —University of Queensland researchers have found that sexiness doesn't have to be a burden, at least not if you're a male threadfin rainbowfish.
Fish prone to melanoma get DNA decoded
Scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and elsewhere have decoded the genome of the platyfish, a cousin of the guppy and a popular choice for home aquariums. Among scientists, ...
Disappearing nannies force parents to accept their duties
(Phys.org) —Large helpers (nannies) in a cichlid fish allow the dominant male and female to reduce their personal contribution to their offspring and territory, according to new research published today ...
Unusual anal fin offers new insight into evolution
(Phys.org) —An unusual fossil fish that has fins behind its anus could have implications for human evolution according to a scientist at The University of Manchester.
Shark tooth weapons reveal missing shark species in Central Pacific islands
The Gilbert Island reefs in the Central Pacific were once home to two species of sharks not previously reported in historic records or contemporary studies. The species were discovered in a new analysis of ...