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Ocean acidification may reduce sea scallop fisheries

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 15:14:35 EDT ~ Each year, fishermen harvest more than $500 million worth of Atlantic sea scallops from the waters off the east coast of the United States. A new model, however, predicts that those fisheries may potentially be in danger. Find out more...

Light pollution makes fish more courageous

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 11:34:56 EDT ~ Artificial light at night also makes guppies more courageous during the day, according to a new behavioral study. Find out more...

Few hatchery brook trout genes present in Pennsylvania watershed wild fish

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 10:44:18 EDT ~ Despite many decades of annual brook trout stocking in one northcentral Pennsylvania watershed, the wild brook trout populations show few genes from hatchery fish, according to researchers. Find out more...

Fish-rich diets in pregnancy may boost babies' brain development

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 10:22:07 EDT ~ Women could enhance the development of their unborn child's eyesight and brain function by regularly eating fatty fish during pregnancy. This is the suggestion from a small-scale study. The research supports previous findings that show how important a prospective mother's diet and lifestyle choices are for the development of her baby. Find out more...

Two fishes a day keep the mantid coming back to prey: The first fishing praying mantis

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 10:21:44 EDT ~ For the first time, a praying mantis is recorded to fish. For five days in a row, an adult male was observed hunting and devouring a total of nine guppies from a pond located in a private roof garden in Karnataka, India. Apart from demonstrating such repetitive behavior, the event is remarkable in the fact that it occurred naturally, without external interference. Find out more...

Pairing zebrafish by personality improves fitness of the species

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 10:21:15 EDT ~ Scientists have challenged the theory of 'love at first sight' after discovering that they can boost the reproductive success of zebrafish by pairing them by personality, rather than appearance. Find out more...

EU Fisheries failures jeopardise sustainability of small fishing communities, researchers argue

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 10:21:10 EDT ~ Traditional artisanal fishing has been harmed by EU fishing policies that favor big businesses and ignores other more sustainable approaches to conserving fish stocks, according to new research. Find out more...

Silver nanoparticles are toxic for aquatic organisms

Tue, 18 Sep 2018 11:09:05 EDT ~ Silver nanoparticles are increasingly being used in consumer products, such as clothing and personal care products, in the medical and pharmaceutical industry, and in the food industry. That is why their presence is expected to increase in the environment where they can exert harmful effects on organisms. Find out more...

Micronizing ocean plastics threaten sea turtle populations, ocean life cycle

Mon, 17 Sep 2018 13:59:30 EDT ~ Ingestion of degrading ocean plastics likely poses a substantial risk to the survival of post-hatchling sea turtles because the particles can lead to blockages and nutritional deficiencies, according to new research. Find out more...

Finding Nemo's genes

Tue, 11 Sep 2018 08:31:53 EDT ~ An international team of researchers has mapped Nemo's genome, providing the research community with an invaluable resource to decode the response of fish to environmental changes, including climate change. Find out more...