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Scientists discover natural fitness watch in fishes that records their activity levels

Fri, 18 Jan 2019 12:30:23 EST ~ Scientists have shown for the first time that the energetic cost of living (the metabolic rate) of fish can be measured in structures that grow in their ears. This new tool can be used to show how fish are influenced by and adapt to changes in their environment, including climate change. Find out more...

Mediterranean freshwater fish species susceptible to climate change

Fri, 18 Jan 2019 11:08:11 EST ~ Climate change will strongly affect many European freshwater fish species. This is particularly the case for species in the Mediterranean region. Find out more...

Jellyfish map could be the future to protecting UK waters and fish

Wed, 16 Jan 2019 11:10:42 EST ~ Researchers have developed a map of chemicals found in jellyfish caught across 1 million square kilometers of UK waters. The same chemicals are found in other marine animals such as birds and fish. These findings can support conservation efforts by helping track an animals movements and also be used as a tool to detect food fraud by identifying where seafood products were sourced from. Find out more...

Ocean giant gets a health check: Combination blood, tissue test reveals whale shark diets

Wed, 16 Jan 2019 09:06:36 EST ~ Whale sharks, the world's largest fish, likely endure periods of starvation and may eat more plants than previously thought, according to the first results of a new health check. Ocean scientists now have a powerful, simple tool to discover the diets, migrations, and conservation needs of this endangered species. Find out more...

Far-ranging fin whales find year-round residence in Gulf of California

Thu, 10 Jan 2019 16:09:38 EST ~ Researchers from Mexico and the United States have concluded that a population of fin whales in the rich Gulf of California ecosystem may live there year-round -- an unusual circumstance for a whale species known to migrate across ocean basins. Find out more...

Fish farmers of the Caribbean

Thu, 10 Jan 2019 14:17:12 EST ~ There are only so many fish in the sea. And our appetite for seafood has already stressed many wild fisheries to the breaking point. Meanwhile, the planet's growing population will only further increase the need for animal protein, one of the most resource-intensive types of food to produce. Find out more...

Murky water keeps fish on edge

Thu, 10 Jan 2019 09:10:16 EST ~ Fish become anxious and more cautious when water quality is degraded by sediment, an effect that could stunt their growth and damage their health. Find out more...

15-meter-long ancient whale Basilosaurus isis was top marine predator

Wed, 09 Jan 2019 14:26:26 EST ~ The stomach contents of ancient whale Basilosaurus isis suggest it was an apex predator, according to a new study. Find out more...

Technique boosts omega 3 fatty acid levels in brain 100 fold

Tue, 08 Jan 2019 12:54:17 EST ~ Researchers report that adding a lysophospholipid form of EPA (LPC-EPA) to the diet can increase levels of EPA in the brain 100-fold in mice. Find out more...

Slime proves valuable in developing method for counting salmon in Alaska

Thu, 03 Jan 2019 13:36:31 EST ~ Scientists have published a novel method for counting Pacific salmon -- analyzing DNA from the slime the fish leave behind in their spawning streams. Find out more...