Eat Your Anchovies: Fish Livers Contain Beneficial Fatty Acids
Almeria, Spain - Apr 28, 2011 15:27 EST
The fishing industry usually discards fish livers, but a team of researchers from the University of Almeria (Spain) has confirmed that they are a good source of polyunsaturated fatty acids, which are beneficial to health. Anchovies are one of the...
Scientists: Arctic Ocean Has Become Less Salty, More Unstable
Bremerhaven, Germany - Mar 29, 2011 16:32 EST
The freshwater content of the upper Arctic Ocean has increased by about 20 percent since the 1990s. This corresponds to a rise of approximately 8,400 cubic kilometers and has the same magnitude as the volume of freshwater annually exported on...
Archaeologists: Irish Medieval Fishing Site Will Be 'Lost To The Tide'
Dublin, Ireland - Feb 18, 2011 22:47 EST
One of Europe's best preserved medieval fishing structures located on the Fergus Estuary in County Clare, Ireland, will be washed away by tidal flows before archaeologists can reveal its secrets.
A team of University College Dublin archaeologists who have been visiting...
New Species Of Crustacean Discovered In The El Cachucho Marine Protected Area
Madrid, Spain - Jan 20, 2011 14:24 EST
Researchers at the Spanish Intitute of Oceanography (IEO) have described a new species to science, the third species described to date in the El Cachucho Marine Protected Area. After scientific community acceptance of the isopod Haplomesus longiramus and the amphipod...
Catfish Study Reveals Importance Of Being 'Similar But Different'
Bangor, Wales - Jan 5, 2011 16:36 EST
Peer into any stream in a South American rainforest and you may well see a small shoal of similar-looking miniature catfish. But don't be fooled into thinking that they are all the same species.
An extensive investigation of South American Corydoras...
To Punish Or Not To Punish: Lessons From Reef Fish And Saber-Tooth Blennies
Cambridge, Massachusetts - Nov 4, 2010 21:22 EST
Researchers have experimentally shown that some species of reef fish will enact punishment on the parasitic saber-tooth blennies that stealthily attack them from behind and take a bite, even though their behavior offers no immediate gain. The study, published online...
King Crab Distributions Limited By Temperature 'Thermal Barrier' In The Southern Ocean
Southampton, UK - Nov 1, 2010 20:18 EST
Invasions of voracious predatory crabs due to global warming could threaten the unique continental-shelf ecosystems of Antarctica, according to newly published findings.
"King crabs are ecologically important predators and form the basis of economically significant commercial fisheries," said Dr Sven...
Research: First As Female Fish Shown To Flaunt Fins To Attract A Mate
Bonn, Germany - Oct 8, 2010 19:38 EST
For the first time, biologists have described the evolution of the size of a female trait which males use to choose a partner. The research, published in the open access journal BMC Evolutionary Biology, shows that male cichlid fish prefer...