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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.
In the Media by Nathan Salant

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.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

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!
In the Media by Richard Milnes - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 3 comments

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.
In the Media by AFP

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.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

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.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 8 comments

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.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

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.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 3 comments

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.
In the Media by Owen Weldon

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.
In the Media by Michael Thomas

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.
In the Media by Lizz Riggs

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.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

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.
In the Media by Amanda Byas - 1 comment

How does a small fish survive the Arctic waters?

The bald notothen is a small fish that lives in the freezing, icy waters of Antarctica. Scientists have figured out how the fish manages to survive in conditions that would kill most other sea creatures.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 4 comments

Police find 'sardines a la hashish' in a luxury villa in Marbella

Marbella - Police discovered the frozen sardines in a truck en route from Morocco this week, and found them to have a rather unusual herbal stuffing — around 900 kilos of hashish.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 3 comments

Man catches 200-year-old fish

On June 21, a man, from Seattle, Washington, caught a fish off the coast of Alaska. The fish may be around the age of two-hundred-years-old.
In the Media by Owen Weldon - 3 comments

Life jacket saves football-playing goldfish from drowning

Blackpool - A fantail goldfish who kept floating upside down has been saved by his owner's home-made buoyancy jacket. The goldfish now swims again and can carry on being trained to play fish football.
In the Media by Lesley Lanir - 4 comments

Op-Ed: Bomb found inside squid in Jiaoling County Market

Imagine butchering a squid at the local fish market. As you are cutting in your knife is brought to a halt by something that feels like a bowling ball. Yes you have just cut into a squid that has a bomb in it's body
In the Media by Jonathan Lam - 2 comments

Fish protein may inhibit cancer

Scientists have identified a protein derived from Pacific cod that may inhibit prostate cancer and possibly other cancers from spreading.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 3 comments

Record levels of radiation in greenling fish found near Fukushima

Fukushima - Two years after the nuclear disaster, TEPCO has found a greenling fish in the waters near the crippled Fukushima plant, with a record quantity of radioactive cesium - 7,400 times the country's limit for safe human consumption.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 13 comments

Pharmaceutical waste puts fish at risk

A new study has looked at the affects of pharmaceutical by-products that enter the water supply and how some by-products can affect the behavior of fish, putting them at risk.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 3 comments

Study finds mislabeled fish rampant across US

The nonprofit, ocean conservation group Oceana conducted a study in 20 states, discovering widespread mislabeling of fish.
In the Media by Brandi Fleeks - 6 comments

Thousands of herring found dead in Iceland fjord

Reykjav - Officials in Iceland are blaming the deaths of tens of thousands of herring on low oxygen levels in the Kolgrafafjordur fjord. This is the second time a mass herring death has occurred this winter.
In the Media by Greta McClain

McDonald's fish gets MSC Eco-label as sustainable

McDonald's says it will begin selling its fish sandwiches in boxes with the blue Eco-label of the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC). McDonald's has agreed to audits that will verify it serves only Alaskan pollock certified by the MSC as sustainable.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus

Genetically modified salmon in stores soon?

A genetically engineered salmon has moved a step closer to appearing in stores after the FDA announced that the fish did not pose a threat either to the environment or to consumers.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 13 comments

Female Atlantic mollies attracted to same-sex flirting

Frankfurt - German scientists studying a species of tropical fish have found that females of the species are attracted to males who "flirt" with other males.
In the Media by Greta McClain - 2 comments
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Fish  packed in ice  supermarket Tesco-Lotus  Udonthani  Thailand
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Fish, packed in ice, supermarket Tesco-Lotus, Udonthani, Thailand
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Nir David Kibbutz  Israel 2011
Nir David Kibbutz, Israel 2011
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Nir David Kibbutz  Israel 2011
Nir David Kibbutz, Israel 2011
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Fish oil supplements
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Fish oil supplements
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Nir David Kibbutz  Israel 2011
Nir David Kibbutz, Israel 2011
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African puddle fish (or the  annual fish):  Nothobranchius rachovii
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African puddle fish (or the 'annual fish): Nothobranchius rachovii,
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Nir David Kibbutz  Israel 2011
Nir David Kibbutz, Israel 2011
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Dead fish caused by suspected bombing.
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Dead fish caused by suspected bombing.
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Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) has been an important traded commodity in international markets since th...
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Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) has been an important traded commodity in international markets since the Viking period. Now is in the list of endangered species.
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Istiophorus platypterus (sailfish) exhibiting sail-rasing behaviour in the mouth of Golfo Dulce  Cos...
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Istiophorus platypterus (sailfish) exhibiting sail-rasing behaviour in the mouth of Golfo Dulce, Costa Rica
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A screenshot from  Day in the life of a Crab net
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A screenshot from "Day in the life of a Crab net"
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Ptychochromis insolitus  a native of Madagascar
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Ptychochromis insolitus, a native of Madagascar
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A winning entry in Digital Journal s global Photo Essay contest
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A winning entry in Digital Journal's global Photo Essay contest
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Clown fish.
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Clown fish.
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Nir David Kibbutz  Israel 2011
Nir David Kibbutz, Israel 2011
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A fairly big number of fish species  including eels and sharks  has the ability to generate and disc...
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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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An exhibit of colourful fish  by Sayaka Ganz
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An exhibit of colourful fish, by Sayaka Ganz
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Guppy
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Nir David Kibbutz  Israel 2011
Nir David Kibbutz, Israel 2011
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