News tagged with swim bladder

World's rarest cetacean threatened by illegal gillnets

The world's rarest cetacean could disappear in less than four years unless immediate action is taken by the Mexican government to protect it from entanglement in gillnets deployed illegally in its Gulf of California refuge, ...

Dec 14, 2014
3.7 / 5 (3) 0

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 ...

Apr 14, 2014
5 / 5 (1) 0

Hydraulic chamber tests fish survival

Australia's native fish could stand a better chance of survival when passing through hydropower turbines in major waterways thanks to an innovative mechanical chamber developed at UNSW, which is nominated ...

Sep 20, 2013
not rated yet 0

Examining evolution from a cellular perspective

The evolutionary processes of unicellular and multicellular organisms are continually under debate. John Torday, Ph.D., a lead investigator at Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute (LA BioMed), has recently co-authored ...

Jan 25, 2012
5 / 5 (1) 0

Aggressive piranhas bark to say buzz off

Thanks to Hollywood, piranhas have a bad reputation and it would be a brave scientist that chose to plunge their hand into a tank of them. But that didn't deter Sandie Millot, Pierre Vandewalle and Eric Parmentier from the ...

Oct 13, 2011
5 / 5 (2) 0 | with audio podcast