How Animals See Themselves

The most familiar of settings can feel newly unfamiliar through the senses of other creatures.

#animals, #attenborough-david, #birds, #documentary-films-and-programs, #eyes-and-eyesight, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #senses-and-sensation

Subsidized Ocean Fishing Threatens the Sea’s Bounty

With help from their governments, fishing boats are able to range farther, remain at sea longer and catch more fish.

#china, #european-union, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #fishing-commercial, #food-and-agriculture-organization-of-the-united-nations, #international-trade-and-world-market, #japan, #oceans-and-seas, #pew-charitable-trusts, #russia, #seafood, #united-states, #united-states-international-relations, #world-trade-organization

Behold the Lionfish, as Transfixing as It Is Destructive

Lionfish, while spectacularly beautiful, are wreaking havoc on Caribbean reef habitats.

#bonaire, #caribbean-area, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #fishing-sport, #hunting-and-trapping, #marine-biology, #photography, #reefs, #travel-and-vacations

The World’s Largest Plant Is a Self-Cloning Sea Grass in Australia

The species is called Poseidon’s ribbon weed, and researchers say it has spread to cover an area the size of Cincinnati over the past 4,500 years.

#australia, #cloning, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #flowers-and-plants, #genetics-and-heredity, #grass, #proceedings-of-the-royal-society-b-journal, #research, #your-feed-science

The Ocean’s Biggest Garbage Pile Is Full of Floating Life

Researchers found that small sea creatures exist in equal number with pieces of plastic in parts of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, which could have implications for cleaning up ocean pollution.

#biorxiv, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #ocean-cleanup-foundation, #oceans-and-seas, #pacific-ocean, #plastics, #research, #waste-materials-and-disposal, #water-pollution, #your-feed-science

‘Mouth Almighty’ Doesn’t Mind When His Cheeks Are Full of Another Fish’s Babies

A study of Australian fish that care for offspring through mouthbrooding shows that things underwater are not always as monogamous as they seem.

#animal-behavior, #australia, #biology-letters-journal, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #northern-territory-australia, #reproduction-biological, #research, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

Started Out as a Fish. How Did It End Up Like This?

A meme about the transitional fossil Tiktaalik argues that although we did emerge from the sea, we aren’t doing just fine.

#canada, #evolution-biology, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #fossils, #nunavut-canada, #paleontology, #shubin-neil-h, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

In Warming World Oceans Risk Mass Extinctions, Model Shows

A new study finds that if fossil fuel emissions continue apace, the oceans could experience a mass extinction by 2300. There is still time to avoid it.

#endangered-and-extinct-species, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #oceans-and-seas, #research, #science-journal

In the Ocean, It’s Snowing Microplastics

Tiny bits of plastic have infiltrated the deep sea’s main food source and could alter the ocean’s role in one of Earth’s ancient cooling processes, scientists say.

#carbon-capture-and-sequestration, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #global-warming, #microbiology, #monterey-bay-calif, #oceans-and-seas, #plastics, #squid, #water-pollution, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

Will the Jamaica Bay Restoration Project Save New York From Rising Seas?

A major restoration project aims to protect the Jamaica Bay area — and all of New York — by returning salt marshes and sand dunes to their natural states. But will it be too late for the people of Broad Channel?

#area-planning-and-renewal, #army-corps-of-engineers, #birds, #broad-channel-queens-ny, #coast-erosion, #conservation-of-resources, #environment, #environmental-conservation-department-nys, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #hurricane-sandy-2012, #jamaica-bay-queens-ny, #jamaica-bay-wildlife-refuge-queens-ny, #parks-and-recreation-department-nyc, #queens-nyc, #regional-plan-assn, #rockaway-peninsula-queens-ny, #sanderson-eric-w, #wetlands

Trilobite Fossils Suggest Cannibalism Is Older Than Once Thought

The “king” of the trilobites was snacking on whatever it could eat some 514 million years ago in the Cambrian era, even shelled creatures of its own species.

#australia, #cannibalism, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #fossils, #paleontology, #research, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

Researchers See ‘Future of an Entire Species’ in Ultrasound Technique

To bring abalone back from the edge of extinction, scientists need to find improved ways of coaxing the snails into reproducing.

#breeding-of-animals, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #frontiers-of-marine-science-aquatic-physiology, #reproduction-biological, #research, #snails, #ultrasonic-imaging-and-sonograms, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

The Pacific Spiny Lumpsucker Is Armed to the Teeth

The diminutive predator is a terrible swimmer but thrives in the intertidal zone thanks to odd evolutionary adaptation.

#alaska, #armor, #bering-sea, #canada, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #teeth-and-dentistry, #washington-state, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

Peering Into the Brutal, Beautiful World of Tide Pools

In “Life Between the Tides,” Adam Nicolson studies the creatures that exist where the ocean meets the land.

#books-and-literature, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #life-between-the-tides-book, #nicolson-adam

Meet Erica Nelson, a Female, Indigenous Fly Fishing Guide

She hooks tree branches, slips on rocks, and shines a light on the topics nobody talks about in her sport.

#colorado, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #fishing-sport, #native-americans, #orvis-inc, #podcasts, #women-and-girls

Act of ‘Heresy’ Adds Horseshoe Crabs to Arachnid Family Tree

A team of researchers say that rather than occupying their own branch in the history of life on Earth, horseshoe crabs are in the same group as spiders and scorpions.

#evolution-biology, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #fossils, #genetics-and-heredity, #molecular-biology-and-evolution-journal, #paleontology, #research, #spiders, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

Dissolving in Toxic Oceans: How an Ancient Extinction Happened

Scientists say rocks on the English coast contain clues of the processes that drove the end-Triassic event that killed as much as a quarter of all life on Earth.

#carbon-dioxide, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #fossils, #geology, #geology-journal, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #oceans-and-seas, #paleontology, #volcanoes, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

Sprawling Coral Reef Resembling Roses Is Discovered Off Tahiti

The reef, which is just under two miles long and is in “pristine” condition, was found by a team of divers mapping the ocean floor for UNESCO.

#algae, #conservation-of-resources, #coral, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #global-warming, #oceans-and-seas, #photography, #reefs, #scripps-institution-of-oceanography, #tahiti, #united-nations-educational-scientific-and-cultural-organization

‘Major Discovery’ Beneath Antarctic Seas: A Giant Icefish Breeding Colony

Scientists discovered a mammoth nesting ground with an estimated 60 million icefish nests in the Weddell Sea.

#animal-behavior, #antarctic-regions, #current-biology-journal, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #reproduction-biological, #seals-animals-and-sealing, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

A Naturalist Stumbled on an Ichthyosaur Skeleton, the Largest in U.K. History

The fossilized remains of the marine reptile, often referred to as a “sea dragon” and believed to be 180 million years old, were discovered at a nature reserve.

#conservation-of-resources, #dinosaurs, #england, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #fossils, #great-britain, #museums, #paleontology, #reptiles, #rutland-england, #skeletons, #university-of-leicester, #university-of-manchester, #wildlife-sanctuaries-and-nature-reserves

As Miners Chase Clean-Energy Minerals, Tribes Fear a Repeat of the Past

Mining the minerals that may be needed for a green energy revolution could devastate tribal lands. The Biden administration will be forced to choose.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #batteries, #environment, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #idaho, #mines-and-mining, #native-americans, #nez-perce-indians, #rivers, #salmon, #treaties, #water-pollution

An Ichthyosaur With a Grand Piano-Size Head and a Big Appetite

Scientists have described a giant new species of ichthyosaur that evolved its 55-foot-long body size only a few million years after the lizards returned to the seas.

#endangered-and-extinct-species, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #fossils, #nevada, #oceans-and-seas, #paleontology, #research, #science-journal, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

How to Scare an Invasive Fish? A Menacing Robot Predator.

The mosquitofish is wreaking havoc on native Australian marine life. In a new study, scientists tried to frighten it with a look-alike of its natural foe.

#animal-behavior, #conservation-of-resources, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #invasive-species, #iscience-journal, #research, #robots-and-robotics, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

This Fish Loses 20 Teeth Each Day, Then Grows Them All Back

One fish, two fish. Green fish, blue fish. Outer teeth, inner teeth. These fish grow a lot of teeth.

#fish-and-other-marine-life, #proceedings-of-the-royal-society-b-journal, #research, #teeth-and-dentistry, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

Please Don’t Feed the Whale Sharks? Fishing Town Says It Must, to Prosper.

The chance to swim with the world’s biggest fish led to a tourism boom in a Philippines town, but conservation groups decry the hand-feeding that keeps the gentle giants around.

#animal-behavior, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #philippines, #travel-and-vacations, #world-wildlife-fund

The Lummi Nation’s Secret to Saving Fragile Ecosystems

The Lummi Nation has a long, proud history of contesting ecologically unfriendly projects. Can it pull off one more big win?

#army-corps-of-engineers, #british-columbia-canada, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #fishing-commercial, #indigenous-people, #labor-and-jobs, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #politics-and-government, #refineries, #salmon, #ships-and-shipping, #washington-state

How Hungry Sea Otters Affect the Sex Lives of Sea Grass

A habit that appeared damaging at first glance seems to make oceanic ecosystems more resilient, scientists found.

#animal-behavior, #british-columbia-canada, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #flowers-and-plants, #genetics-and-heredity, #research, #science-journal, #sea-otters, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

High-End Design Comes to the Fish Tank

Luxury home aquariums now can rival installations at public aquariums in size and scale, and they come with hefty price tags.

#aquariums, #coral, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #fort-lauderdale-fla, #los-angeles-calif, #luxury-goods-and-services, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential

Halting Extinction Is an Issue We Actually Agree On

People on both sides of the aisle can work together to prevent future calamities from unfolding.

#biodiversity, #conservatism-us-politics, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #tennessee, #united-states

Climate Change Is Devastating Coral Reefs Worldwide, Major Report Says

The world lost 14 percent of its coral in just a decade, researchers found.

#coral, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #global-warming, #great-barrier-reef-australia, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #international-union-for-conservation-of-nature, #reefs

Hank Paulson: The World’s Biodiversity Is in Peril

The growing damage to the world’s biodiversity presents dire risks to human societies.

#biodiversity, #birds, #conservation-of-resources, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #food, #forests-and-forestry, #global-warming, #great-barrier-reef-australia, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #india, #intergovernmental-panel-on-climate-change, #rabies, #reefs, #united-nations-convention-on-biological-diversity, #united-states, #wetlands

Swimming in an Uncertain Sea

The underwater filmmaker Ron Elliott describes what he’s learned from his encounters with sharks near the Farallon Islands.

#california, #farallon-islands, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #islands, #oceans-and-seas, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #sharks, #therapy-and-rehabilitation, #travel-and-vacations

Protected Too Late: U.S. Officials Report More Than 20 Extinctions

The animals and one plant had been listed as endangered species. Their stories hold lessons about a growing global biodiversity crisis.

#biodiversity, #birds, #birdwatching, #conservation-of-resources, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #fish-and-wildlife-service, #global-warming, #ivory-billed-woodpecker, #mussels

This Fjord Shows Even Small Populations Create Giant Microfiber Pollution

Researchers found that one tiny Arctic village’s unfiltered sewage produces as much microplastic as the treated waste of more than a million people.

#arctic-regions, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #longyearbyen-norway, #norway, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #research, #sewers-and-sewage, #svalbard-and-jan-mayen-norway, #textiles, #waste-materials-and-disposal, #water-pollution, #your-feed-science

‘Spaceship-Shaped’ Fossil Reveals Hungry Predator of Ancient Oceans

Titanokorys gainesi, turned up in the Canadian Rockies, was among the largest known predators 500 million years ago.

#british-columbia-canada, #burgess-shale-canada, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #fossils, #oceans-and-seas, #paleontology, #research, #royal-society-open-science-journal, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

Plant-Based ‘Fish’ Is Here (and Lab-Grown Versions Are Coming)

Sophisticated, plant-based alternatives that mimic seafood are cropping up at restaurants and grocery stores around the world. And “cultivated” seafood, grown in labs from real cells, is on the horizon.

#fish-and-other-marine-life, #fishing-commercial, #good-food-institute, #impossible-foods-inc, #seafood, #vegetarianism

Satellites Spot Oceans Aglow With Trillions of Organisms

A new generation of detectors let scientists identify a dozen large episodes of bioluminescence, one a hundred times larger than Manhattan — and that’s the smallest.

#bioluminescence, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #indian-ocean, #indonesia, #light, #marine-biology, #microbiology, #oceans-and-seas, #research, #scientific-reports-journal, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

The Wonders That Live at the Very Bottom of the Sea

Two new books, Edith Widder’s “Below the Edge of Darkness” and Helen Scales’s “The Brilliant Abyss,” explore the darkest reaches and all that glows there.

#below-the-edge-of-darkness-a-memoir-of-exploring-light-and-life-in-the-deep-sea-book, #books-and-literature, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #oceans-and-seas, #scales-helen, #the-brilliant-abyss-exploring-the-majestic-hidden-life-of-the-deep-ocean-and-the-looming-threat-that-imperils-it-book, #widder-edith

When Sea Snakes Attack, Scientists Blame Sex Drive

Sea snakes aren’t angry when they aggressively swim at divers, scientists say. They’re just confused and looking to mate.

#animal-behavior, #animal-cognition, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #reproduction-biological, #scientific-reports-journal, #snakes, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

This Brain Remained Intact in a 310 Million-Year-Old Fossil

The discovery suggested that horseshoe crab brains haven’t changed much and that there are more ways for soft tissues to be preserved in the fossil record.

#brain, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #fossils, #geology-journal, #horseshoe-crabs, #illinois, #paleontology, #yale-peabody-museum-of-natural-history, #your-feed-science

What Does It Mean for a Whole Nation to Become Uninhabitable?

“It’s changing quite rapidly,” says a hunter in Canada. “And I’m not old at all. I’m 31.”

#arctic-regions, #canada, #china, #dunedin-new-zealand, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #global-warming, #ice, #nanjing-china, #north-pole, #norway, #polar-bears, #seals-animals-and-sealing, #tuvalu, #walruses

Montana’s Famed Trout Under Threat as Drought Intensifies

The state is imposing more restrictions on fishing this year as the combination of extreme conditions, including low river levels, fish die-offs and the crush of anglers, poses long-term problems.

#drought, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #fishing-sport, #montana, #rivers, #trout, #wildlife-die-offs, #your-feed-science

Like in ‘Postapocalyptic Movies’: Heat Wave Killed Marine Wildlife en Masse

An early estimate points to a huge die-off along the Pacific Coast, and scientists say rivers farther inland are warming to levels that could be lethal for some kinds of salmon.

#british-columbia-canada, #california, #drought, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #lakes, #marine-biology, #mollusks, #mussels, #oceans-and-seas, #pacific-northwestern-states-us, #rivers, #salmon, #starfish, #temperature

Did a Cuttlefish Write This?

Octopuses and squid are full of cephalopod character. But more scientists are making the case that cuttlefish hold the key to unlocking evolutionary secrets about intelligence.

#animal-behavior, #animal-cognition, #cuttlefish, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #memory, #octopus, #research, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

These Brittle Stars Have Thousands of ‘Pig Snouts’ on Each Arm

Scientists have described a new family of brittle stars from a single specimen from a seamount off New Caledonia.

#fish-and-other-marine-life, #new-caledonia, #proceedings-of-the-royal-society-b-journal, #research, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

Florida Manatees Died at an Alarming Rate in the First Months of 2021

Years of worsening water quality from toxic runoff have increased algae blooms and killed the sea grass that manatees graze on, experts say.

#conservation-of-resources, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #fish-and-wildlife-service, #florida, #manatees, #wildlife-die-offs

Amid Historic Drought, a New Water War in the West

A drought crisis has erupted in the Klamath Basin along the California-Oregon border, with fish dying en masse and farmers infuriated that they have been cut off from their main water source.

#agriculture-and-farming, #california, #drought, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #irrigation, #klamath-falls-ore, #native-americans, #oregon, #salmon, #water, #wildlife-die-offs

To Fish These Big Trout, Bring a Ladder

Landing the highly coveted Lahontan cutthroat trout requires special skill — and equipment.

#biology-and-biochemistry, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #fish-and-wildlife-service, #fishing-sport, #lakes, #pyramid-lake-nev, #trout, #truckee-river

The 1,000-Year Secret That Made Betta Fish Beautiful

Scientists found that the fish were gradually domesticated like dog breeds into the beautiful shapes and colors that turn up today in pet stores.

#biorxiv, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #genetics-and-heredity, #research, #southeast-asia, #thailand, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

The Price They Pay for Your Perfect Vacation Photo

Scientists are concerned about unregulated feeding of ocean wildlife by tour operators.

#animal-behavior, #australia, #bahama-islands, #conservation-of-resources, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #greece, #marine-biology, #philippines, #photography, #research, #sharks, #travel-and-vacations, #turtles-and-tortoises, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science