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How much are the world's oceans worth?

If the oceans of the world were a national economy or large corporation, how much would they be valued at? About $24 trillion, at least that's according to one organization.

Op-Ed: Ever wonder why you're afraid of spiders? Evolution provides clue

San Jos - When you live in the tropics, the neighbors tend to invite themselves into your house. In my case, sometimes it's a two-toed sloth. Other times it's a beautiful morpho butterfly. And other times it's a large, hairy spider.

Seeking to improve the fish trade in Africa to aid development Special

A new pan-African project has begun. The project aims to increase the trade in fish. This is being proposed to boost the economy and to improve nutrition for the people of the continent.

Man who swallowed live goldfish is banned from owning goldfish

Farringdon - A man, who was filmed swallowing a live goldfish in England has been told that he is banned from owning or handling fish.

Two members of a 'fish mafia' jailed over sandwich war in Germany

Two organized criminals who fought for the right to sell fish sandwiches to tourists in a German town have been sentenced to jail after a series of violent attacks started by the licensing of the fish snacks.

Fishing boats finds WW2 mustard gas bomb in catch

Danish fishermen fishing around the island of Bornholm, south of Sweden, found a dangerous mustard gas bomb among their catch after trawling the hazardous region of the Baltic Sea.

Bangladeshis benefit from commercial aquaculture Special

Dhaka - A new study from campaign group WorldFish demonstrates that resource-poor Bangladeshis can successfully participate in commercial aquaculture and also generate income.

Fish will begin to migrate to cooler climes

A new study, using temperature and species data, predicts that warming waters will cause many fish species to move from the tropics toward the poles.

Fish with human teeth caught in Russia

A fish with a full mouth of human teeth was caught in a river in Russia. The photo of the fish made its rounds on the internet earlier this week.

Cave dwelling fish cannot keep time

Tetra fish adapted to the extreme darkness of caves lose their circadian metabolic rhythms to conserve energy, according to a study. This means that the fish no longer have any sense of time.

Mexico investigates huge fish kill in lagoon

Tlajomulco - Fishermen used shovels, wheel-carts and trucks in western Mexico to pull tons of dead fish out of a lagoon that has been the scene of four fish kills this year.

Raising fish to walk on land

Researchers have turned to a living fish, called Polypterus, into a fish that can walk on land. This was carried out in order to see what might have happened when fish first attempted to walk out of the water.

Video of fish smoking cigarette sparks fury

Some fish lovers are furious after a video surfaced. The video shows a fish on a plank of wood with a lit cigarette in its mouth.

Long John Silver's plans to give it away on Saturday

Louisville - Free food! The venerable Long John Silver's seafood restaurant chain will offer a free menu item on Saturday to celebrate its 45 years in business.

New attempt to deal with invasive Asian carp

An updated Monitoring and Response Plan (MRP) to protect the Great Lakes from an invasive species of Asian carp has been announced.

Video: fish successfully defends itself against dog

Using skills that would put Bruce Lee to shame, a fish, which clearly appeared to be the "underdog," has managed to defend itself from becoming a dog’s dinner!

Electric fish communicate through complex signals

By emitting and sensing weak electrical signals, the electric fish have bypassed the usual means of communication, such as with sounds and visual signals, and go directly to electrical signals. This allows them to quietly "talk" to each other in the dark.

Sailfish are the 'slashers of the sea' (video)

Following an in-depth study, scientists have found that sailfish use their bills to corral and slash other fish, like schooling sardines.

Fish losing survival instinct in acidic oceans, study says

Sydney - Fish are losing their survival instinct -- even becoming attracted to the smell of their predators -- as the world's oceans become more acidic because of climate change, new research said on Monday.

Cave-dwelling fish offers clues to human facial problems

Cincinnati - A genetic association has been discovered with facial asymmetry in an ancient cavefish and facial asymmetries in humans. Researchers hope to understand why genes behave differently on the right versus the left sides of the human face.

Worldwide numbers for marine life are inaccurate

It's time to rethink how we classify species in marine ecosystems, say two University of Windsor ecologists in the University of Windsor's Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research.

Jellyfish bloom ‘like flowers’

Scientists are trying to understand why, in the spring, jellyfish emerge in the sea in high numbers. The effect has been described as "blooming like flowers." A biochemical trigger is thought to play a part.

School of fish flash-frozen in Norway

Lovund - If you think the weather near you has been cold, ask this school of fish how chilly Norway is lately. The entire school of saithe was found frozen solid in the ice just off Lovund island.

Plan to save Maui's dolphins

Only 55 adult Maui's dolphins are known to survive off the coast of New Zealand. A plan has been launched to try and save the few dolphins that are left.

GM salmon moves closer to sale in Canada

Environment Canada has permitted the company AquaBounty Technologies to produce its genetically-modified fish eggs on a commercial scale.

Video: Dolphin masturbating with dead fish

A video uploaded nearly a year ago has recently been gathering some attention. The video involves a dolphin and a dead fish.

Coral reef decline linked to overfishing of sharks

A simple case of cause and effect may be why the world's coral reefs have been trending towards decline. According to a new study, the killing of too many sharks is also killing the population of herbivorous fish that keep reefs healthy.

Molasses spill causes mass fish death in Honolulu Harbor

Honolulu - Thousands of fish were found dead in the water at the Honolulu Harbor this week. It is now known that the cause was a molasses spill from a faulty Matson pipe under Pier 52.

The short life of the African puddle fish revealed

The tiny annual fish of Africa live in temporary puddles created by seasonal rainfall, and so must grow and reproduce quickly in order to lay their hardy eggs before the waters dry up.

Severed octopus arms still show signs of awareness

It’s evident that octopus intelligence is unlike any other animal we have seen. The octopus’s arms continue to remain alert, reacting to pain, long after they have been removed from the octopus’s body.
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FISH: Mature chinook salmon swim upstream in the Lower Tuolumne River in California s Central Valley...
FISH: Mature chinook salmon swim upstream in the Lower Tuolumne River in California's Central Valley in 2008.
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Riga Sprats
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The bald notothen - Pagothenia borchgrevinki
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A fairly big number of fish species, including eels and sharks, has the ability to generate and discharge electrical currents in the water around.
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A Weedy Sea Dragon swims in front the sea grass. Note the leaf-like camouflage appendages and the brilliant dotty pattern and colouration.
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FAST FOOD: A serving of fish and chips -- larger than what the chain is offering customers for free ...
FAST FOOD: A serving of fish and chips -- larger than what the chain is offering customers for free on Saturday, is shown at a Long John Silver's restarant in 2006.
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A school of fish was flash frozen in the island of Lovund in Norway
A school of fish was flash frozen in the island of Lovund in Norway
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Honey catches 2-foot salmon
Honey catches 2-foot salmon
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A barge full of old New York City subway cars pass under the George Washington Bridge in 2002  on th...
A barge full of old New York City subway cars pass under the George Washington Bridge in 2002, on the way to become an artificial reef.
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Astyanax mexicanus, normal Form and blind Cave-Form
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A lungfish
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Stingray City, Grand Cayman
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Istiophorus platypterus (sailfish) exhibiting sail-rasing behaviour in the mouth of Golfo Dulce  Cos...
Istiophorus platypterus (sailfish) exhibiting sail-rasing behaviour in the mouth of Golfo Dulce, Costa Rica
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Polypterus senegalus senegalus
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Ptychochromis insolitus  a native of Madagascar
Ptychochromis insolitus, a native of Madagascar
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While endangered  the codfish is a leading sport-fish along the Murray River.
While endangered, the codfish is a leading sport-fish along the Murray River.
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Nir David Kibbutz, Israel 2011
Atlantic mudskippers (Periophthalmus barbarus) photographed on the shore near Tenda-Ba in The Gambia...
Atlantic mudskippers (Periophthalmus barbarus) photographed on the shore near Tenda-Ba in The Gambia.
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