Healthy mangroves help coral reef fisheries under climate stress
Many reef fish can use mangroves as an alternative nursery habitat to the reef.
15 Nov 2019 ⋅ PLOS Biology
Great Hammerhead Shark is top of the food chain – new study
Crucial information about the Great Hammerhead Shark that underlines their importance for the Australian coastal ecosystem has been uncovered by marine ecologists at the University of Newcastle.
14 Nov 2019 ⋅ Journal of Fish Biology
Prey-size plastics are invading larval fish nurseries
New research shows that many larval fish species from different ocean habitats are ingesting plastics in their preferred nursery habitat.
11 Nov 2019 ⋅ Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Finding Nemo’s cousins
Meet the little fish that can see UV light.
11 Nov 2019 ⋅ Scientific Reports
Millions of seabirds rely on discarded fish
Millions of scavenging seabirds survive on fish discarded by North Sea fishing vessels, new research shows.
8 Nov 2019 ⋅ Fish and Fisheries
Disease-causing protein in cystic fibrosis has ancient roots in sea lamprey
In future studies, the researchers will investigate the role of CFTR in the lamprey and use bioinformatics tools in combination with functional experiments to trace the path by which evolution led to improved channel function, from lamprey to human.
31 Oct 2019 ⋅ Developmental Cell
Fish farming solution is in the cloud
A quick, cost-effective, cloud-based platform, which could solve one of fish farming’s biggest challenges, has received a US $100,000 grant for concept development and testing.
24 Oct 2019 ⋅ Inspire Challenge 2019
Fish more tolerant than expected to low oxygen events
The study shows that natural increases of carbon dioxide during low oxygen events make sea bass 20% more tolerant to hypoxia.
22 Oct 2019 ⋅ Scientific Reports
California’s crashing kelp forest
How disease, warming waters, and ravenous sea urchins combined to kill the kelp and close the red abalone fishery.
21 Oct 2019 ⋅ Scientific Reports
What gives a 3-meter-long Amazonian fish some of the toughest scales on Earth
The freshwater giant has evolved armor-like scales that can deform, but do not tear or crack, when a piranha - which has one of the animal kingdom's most powerful bites - attacks.
16 Oct 2019 ⋅ Matter