A new brain-warp technique that helps to reconstruct fossil brains
Jul 21, 2016
Fish have relatively small brains, especially in comparison to birds and mammals. But the picture of how brains evolved, as restored from the spaces inside fossil skulls, might not be as simple as once thought.
Professor digitizing every fish species in the world
Jul 20, 2016
Nearly 25,000 species of fish live on our planet, and a University of Washington professor wants to scan and digitize them all.
Aftermath of a mass extinction
Jul 19, 2016
A new study of fossil fishes from Middle Triassic sediments on the shores of Lake Lugano provides new insights into the recovery of biodiversity following the great mass extinction event at the Permo-Triassic boundary 240 ...
Group-navigating species may be vulnerable to collapse
Jul 18, 2016
Migrating birds flock together and salmon swim upstream in schools because there's a navigational advantage: By traveling in groups, individuals are more likely to get to their destinations – or so a growing body of research ...
Which is more wholesome—wild or farmed fish?
Jul 14, 2016
Choosing between wild and farmed fish is often a dilemma for consumers. Wild-captured fish cost twice as much as their farmed counterparts; a difference that many believe is justified by their better taste and nutritional ...
Closing parts of the ocean to fishing not enough to protect marine ecosystems
Jul 13, 2016
A University of Washington fisheries professor argues this week that saving biodiversity in the world's oceans requires more than banning fishing with marine protected areas, or oceanic wilderness areas. In a three-page editorial ...
Scientists surveying ocean floor turn up new fish off Alaska
Jul 13, 2016
Federal biologist Jay Orr never knows what's going to come up in nets lowered to the ocean floor off Alaska's remote Aleutian Islands, which separate the Bering Sea from the rest of the Pacific Ocean. Sometimes it's stuff ...
The invasive success of the mosquitofish is due to its genetic variability
Jul 12, 2016
The Eastern gambusia (Gambusia holbrooki), also known as the mosquitofish, is one of the world's 100 most invasive species. To understand its expansion across Europe from Spain, where it was introduced in the 1920s, a group ...
IWC demands action on rare New Zealand dolphin
Jul 11, 2016
The International Whaling Commission (IWC) has called on New Zealand to take urgent action to save the world's rarest dolphin from extinction, voicing "grave concern" about its future.
Dam good! Beavers may restore imperiled streams, fish populations
Jul 08, 2016
Utah State University scientists report a watershed-scale experiment in highly degraded streams within Oregon's John Day Basin demonstrates building beaver dam analogs allows beavers to increase their dam building activities, ...