Lungfish Provides Insight To Life On Land; 'Humans Are Just Modified Fish'
Melbourne, Victoria - Oct 4, 2011 19:32 EST
A study into the muscle development of several different fish has given insights into the genetic leap that set the scene for the evolution of hind legs in terrestrial animals. This innovation gave rise to the tetrapods—four-legged creatures, and our...
Research Finds Fish Behavior May Seal Their Fate; Timid In The Weeds
Kingston, Ontario - Oct 4, 2011 18:56 EST
A fish's personality may determine how it is captured. This association between personality difference and capture-technique could have significant evolutionary and ecological consequences for affected fish populations, as well as for the quality of fisheries.
Anglers fishing near rocky outcrops or...
3 Green Sea Turtles Being Tracked With Satellite Transmitters At Cocos Island
San José, Costa Rica - Oct 3, 2011 19:32 EST
During the latest expedition to Cocos Island by the Costa Rican organization PRETOMA and their US based partner TIRN on September 21-27, three Pacific green turtles (Chelonia mydas) were tagged with satellite transmitters which will allow the recording of their...
Florida Divers To Target Lionfish In Keys Derby; $3,000 In Cash Prizes
Stock Island, Florida Keys - Sep 29, 2011 13:54 EST
Divers can become undersea "anglers" during an event designed to control the population of non-native lionfish in Florida Keys waters. Set for Saturday, Nov. 5, the Lower Keys Lionfish Derby is part of an ongoing series hosted by the Reef...
Video Shows Tool Use By A Fish; 'It Requires A Lot Of Forward Thinking'
Santa Cruz, California - Sep 28, 2011 18:19 EST
The first video of tool use by a fish has been published in the journal Coral Reefs by Giacomo Bernardi, professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at the University of California, Santa Cruz.
In the video, an orange-dotted tuskfish digs a...
Mote Reports Death Of 'Harley', Rehabilitated Spinner Dolphin
Sarasota, Florida - Sep 23, 2011 19:47 EST
Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium staff are sad to announce the death of a female spinner dolphin named Harley on Friday morning, Sept. 23, 2011.
Harley, a Stenella longirostris, came to live at Mote in March 2005. She was about...
Researchers Discover Freshwater Springs And New Life-Forms In The Dead Sea
Beersheba, Israel - Sep 21, 2011 19:17 EST
Ben-Gurion University researchers announced today that they have discovered deep springs on the floor of the Dead Sea, which provide fresh water to the rapidly dwindling lake. Meanwhile, a parallel study by German researchers has found new forms of life...
Scientists: Titanium Oxide Nanoparticles Cause Brain Injury In Fish
London, England - Sep 21, 2011 18:36 EST
The researchers subjected rainbow trout to titanium oxide nanoparticles which are widely used as a whitening agent in many products including paints, some personal care products, and with applications being considered for the food industry.
They found that the particles...
This Is Your Ocean: Sharks Set For South Florida Premiere
Fort Lauderdale, Florida - Sep 19, 2011 18:38 EST
Nova Southeastern University's (NSU) Oceanographic Center in conjunction with the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation, presents the Fort Lauderdale premiere of This is Your Ocean: Sharks at The Museum of Art |Fort Lauderdale on Wednesday, Oct. 19 at 6 p.m.
Odyssey Discovers Mysterious English Channel Shipwreck With Links To Africa
Tampa, Florida - Sep 15, 2011 20:37 EST
What would bring together a cosmopolitan artifact assemblage that includes an unmarked 17th-century tobacco pipe, three glass bottle bases, a wooden folding rule, manilla bracelets and elephant tusks? Although an odd assortment, these unique items were discovered by Odyssey Marine...