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Keep saying yes to fish twice a week for heart health

Thu, 17 May 2018 08:18:37 EDT ~ A new scientific advisory reaffirms the recommendation to eat two servings of fish per week. Find out more...

Hippo waste causes fish kills in Africa's Mara River

Wed, 16 May 2018 08:56:40 EDT ~ Ecologists have long known that agricultural and sewage pollution can cause low oxygen conditions and fish kills in rivers. A new study reports that hippo waste can have a similar effect in Africa's Mara River, which passes through the world renowned Maasai Mara National Reserve of Kenya, home to more than 4,000 hippos. Find out more...

Researchers use LiDAR to locate invasive fish and preserve a national treasure

Tue, 15 May 2018 10:57:13 EDT ~ According to new research, an aircraft-mounted instrument could offer a faster way to locate and capture the non-native fish at Yellowstone National Park during the brief weeks each year when they come into shallow water to spawn. Find out more...

437 million tons of fish, $560 billion wasted due to destructive fishing operations

Tue, 15 May 2018 10:56:12 EDT ~ Industrial fisheries that rely on bottom trawling wasted 437 million tonnes of fish and missed out on $560 billion in revenue over the past 65 years, new research has found. Find out more...

Big fish produce disproportionately more and bigger eggs

Thu, 10 May 2018 15:00:58 EDT ~ Contrary to prevailing dogma, plus-sized female fish invest disproportionately more in making eggs than smaller females. Therefore, taking a single big fish has a bigger impact on the fish population than taking multiple small ones. Find out more...

Fish in schools can take it easy

Wed, 09 May 2018 10:49:53 EDT ~ Using a new computer model, researchers have shown that a fish expends less energy when it swims in a school, because neighboring fish produce a 'suction' effect. Find out more...

Brood parasitism in fish

Wed, 09 May 2018 10:49:51 EDT ~ Biologists have demonstrated that 'evolutionary experience' as well as learning protects cichlid fish from the brood parasitism practiced by the African cuckoo catfish. Find out more...

25 years of fossil collecting yields clearest picture of extinct 12-foot aquatic predator

Mon, 07 May 2018 15:31:24 EDT ~ More than two decades of exploration at a Pennsylvania fossil site have given paleontologists their best idea of how a giant, prehistoric predator would have looked and behaved. Find out more...

Mercury rising: Are the fish we eat toxic?

Thu, 03 May 2018 14:26:44 EDT ~ Researchers say industrial sea fishing may be exposing people in coastal and island nations to excessively high levels of mercury. Find out more...

Vegan and traditional kimchi have same microbes

Tue, 01 May 2018 13:08:08 EDT ~ Researchers have found that kimchi made without seafood products has the same 'probiotic' bacteria as more traditional kimchi. Find out more...