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Rare oarfish, seen as harbingers of doom, snagged in Japan

Apo - Two rare oarfish, giant deep-sea serpents long believed by locals to be a harbinger of earthquakes and tsunamis, have been caught off the Japanese island of Okinawa.

Sea of white: 'Hundreds of thousands' of fish dead in Australia

Sydney - "Hundreds of thousands" of fish have died in drought-stricken Australia in the last few days and more mass deaths are likely to occur, the authorities warned Tuesday.

Ghosts of Tsukiji: After 83 years, world's top fish market now empty shell

Apo - For 83 years, the Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo was a head-spinning hive of activity.

First tuna auction at Japan's 'new Tsukiji' market

Apo - The cries of the raucous pre-dawn tuna auction rang out for the first time at Tokyo's new fish market Thursday, just days after the world-famous Tsukiji site closed the door on its 83-year history.

First tuna auction at Japan's 'new Tsukiji' market

Apo - The cries of the raucous pre-dawn tuna auction rang out for the first time at Tokyo's new fish market Thursday, just days after the world-famous Tsukiji market closed the door on an 83-year history.

Digital management tool to improve fishing efficiency

A new digital platform can target the most abundant fishing areas and help to reduce the catch of unwanted or protected species. The software relies on satellite data, maps and environmental observations.

Lake Victoria biodiversity being 'decimated': conservationists

Geneva - Three quarters of freshwater species endemic to East Africa's Lake Victoria basin face the threat of extinction, conservationists said Monday, warning the biodiversity there was being "decimated".

Essential Science: Antidepressants found in fish brains

Research into the U.S. Great Lakes has uncovered levels of antidepressants not only in the water but also in the brains of fish. This signals the polluting effect of wastewater and sewage treatment facilities.

Koi story: priceless Japanese fish make a splash

Kazo - Hand-reared for their colour and beauty, koi carp have become an iconic symbol of Japan that can sell for hundreds of thousands of dollars and even participate in fishy beauty contests.

Fish sex so loud it could deafen dolphins

Paris - A species of Mexican fish amasses in reproductive orgies so loud they can deafen other sea animals, awed scientists said Wednesday, calling for preservation of the "spectacle" threatened by overfishing.

Fish food and golf bromance: 5 takeaways from Trump in Japan

Toukyo - The world may be facing its most dangerous nuclear crisis since the end of the Cold War but US President Donald Trump's trip to Japan will be remembered for the lighter moments as much as for the high-level diplomacy.

Digital technology helps with fish conservation

Conservationists are harnessing digital technology to assess the numbers of threatened and endangered species. One application includes the digital recording of fish songs to track populations.

World's biggest fishing firms sign up to protect oceans

To protect overfishing and to maintain an ecological balance a group of major international fishing companies are working together. The scope of works centers around a new charter.

Sound of the ocean: Lionfish roar recorded for the first time

The sounds of the ocean remain hard to capture using audio equipment, however researchers have Lionfish have been recorded making sounds for the first time

Parasite danger warning for sushi lovers

London - Sushi is growing in popularity in many parts of the world, yet the risks from parasitic infection from eating raw fish are often underplayed, according to a new health report.

Jamie Oliver sparks fish fuss in Iceland

Reykjav - "What a view!!" Britain's celebrity chef Jamie Oliver exclaimed under a photo he posted on Facebook of a salmon farming cage nestled in a snowy fjord.

Strange fish delivers heroin-like bite

Liverpool - The fang-blenny is a curious fish, and it's a fish that bites. The odd thing about the bite is that you won't feel it and that's because the fish delivers a 'heroin-like' chemical into the skin.

Race for kilowatts empties Bosnian lake

Konjic - Bosnia's fisheries watchdog gazes over an expanse of sand and mud, a space once occupied by a large thriving lake but recently emptied in the race for electricity production.

Japan fish exorcists battered by animal abuse claims

Toukyo - A religious ceremony in Japan where carp are plied with alcohol before being returned to a river has left animal rights activists feeling green around the gills.

Something 'fishy' going on at LA sushi restaurants: study

Los Angeles - Next time you order halibut, red snapper or yellowfin tuna at a sushi restaurant in the Los Angeles area, you may want to ask for proof of what's on your plate.

U.S. scientists hope prehistoric fish can solve modern problem

Chicago - A giant prehistoric fish once thought to be extinct could be the solution to the worsening invasion of non-native Asian carp that is choking U.S. rivers and crowding out local species.

Remarkable way swordfish swim revealed

Swordfish are very fast and powerful fish. Just how they can navigate speedily through the friction of water has been a mystery — until, that is, the discovery of an oil gland.

Killing Nemo: Cyanide threat to tropical fish

Paris - Many of the real-life Nemos swimming in children's fish tanks are caught using cyanide, said research Thursday which highlighted the danger to corals.

Japanese police raid elite 'tiger blowfish' supper club

Toukyo - A members-only Japanese restaurant serving the banned and deadly delicacy "tiger blowfish" liver has been raided, police said Thursday.

Commercial salmon fishing off California facing tougher limits

San Francisco - Northern California salmon fisherman face severe restrictions on catch this spring after lower-than-expected numbers of the fish have been counted offshore.

Scientists scare the heck out of raccoons to save ecosystems

Raccoons are definitely cute and clever, and in habitats where they have predators, they keep to the trees and do most of their foraging for food at night. In areas where there are no predators, their cute and clever ways can wreak havoc on ecosystems.

Loud, chaotic, historic Korean fish market resists gentrification

Seoul - Seoul's oldest and largest fish market -- a city landmark and tourist hot-spot -- is fighting a move to a futuristic, half-billion-dollar facility, with vendors insisting they prefer the sprawling, run-down site they have called home for 45 years.

Tens of thousands of fish moved as Paris canal gets clean-up

Paris - Paris authorities have moved tens of thousands of fish to clean up the Canal Saint-Martin, a popular waterway commissioned by Napoleon that attracts hordes of tourists and revellers.

Are Europe's fishermen catching too many fish?

Europe’s waters have seen decades of overfishing. This has led to a decline in stocks such as cod, as well as other fish populations being depleted faster than they can recover. On this basis, reform is needed, experts say.

Op-Ed: Scientists discover how camouflage 'trick' helps fish disappear

Scientists have discovered that some fish use a clever mechanism to disguise themselves and avoid hungry predators in the open ocean. These findings may also help the military create more effective ways to use this type of camouflage.
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Juvenile abyssal snailfish: Careproctus ovigerum
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Snakefish, image taken in Thailand
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Detail of the head of a Weedy Sea Dragon showing the fine pectoral fins on each side of the "neck" (Courtesy of Jason Shelley).
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A school of fish was flash frozen in the island of Lovund in Norway
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Nir David Kibbutz, Israel 2011
Nir David Kibbutz  Israel 2011
Nir David Kibbutz, Israel 2011
A couple of Weedy Sea Dragons swimming next to a seaweed forest. (Courtesy of Jason Shelley).
A couple of Weedy Sea Dragons swimming next to a seaweed forest. (Courtesy of Jason Shelley).
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A lungfish
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Nir David Kibbutz  Israel 2011
Nir David Kibbutz, Israel 2011
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Gigantactis, a deep-water fish
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Nir David Kibbutz  Israel 2011
Nir David Kibbutz, Israel 2011
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Darla Zelenitsky and Edgar Nernberg at the site where Nernberg discovered 60 million-year-old fossil fish
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Two friends fishing in a small boat on a river
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A winning entry in Digital Journal's global Photo Essay contest
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Istiophorus platypterus (sailfish) exhibiting sail-rasing behaviour in the mouth of Golfo Dulce, Costa Rica
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