‘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

Meet the Other Social Influencers of the Animal Kingdom

Culture, once considered exclusive to humans, turns out to be widespread in nature.

#animal-behavior, #animals, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #monkeys-and-apes, #science-journal, #whales-and-whaling, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science, #zambia

The Last Creature You’d Expect Left Mysterious Trails on the Ocean Floor

Something with no legs, no feet and no skeleton is crawling around down there, scientists say.

#arctic-regions, #current-biology-journal, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #marine-biology, #norway, #research, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

Over 25,000 DDT-Tainted Barrels Are Discovered on Seafloor Off California

One researcher said the number of drums laced with the pesticide far exceeded his expectations. “It was hard to wrap my head around the density of targets,” he said.

#california, #ddt-dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #hazardous-and-toxic-substances, #los-angeles-calif, #national-oceanic-and-atmospheric-administration, #oceans-and-seas, #scripps-institution-of-oceanography, #terrill-eric, #valentine-david-l-scientist, #waste-materials-and-disposal, #water-pollution

On the Water in Alaska, Where Salmon Fishing Dreams Live On

Each summer, salmon begin their journey back to the rivers where they were spawned. Alaskan fishermen, along with whales, eagles and bears, share in the abundance.

#alaska, #bristol-bay-alaska, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #fishing-commercial, #fishing-sport, #pacific-ocean, #salmon, #travel-and-vacations

The Ocean’s Youngest Monsters Are Ready for Glamour Shots

Divers practicing blackwater photography are helping marine scientists gain new insights into fish larvae.

#animal-migration, #diving-and-divers, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #ichthyologyherpetology-journal, #marine-biology, #oceans-and-seas, #photography, #research, #smithsonian-national-museum-of-natural-history, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

Why That Salmon on Your Plate Might Have Been a Vegetarian

Pescatarians take note: Farmed fish are eating more veggies and less wild fish, according to new research. That’s good news for nature.

#biodiversity, #clams, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #fish-farming, #food, #nature-journal, #oysters, #research, #salmon, #trout

That Salmon on Your Plate Might Have Been a Vegetarian

Pescatarians take note: Farmed fish are eating more veggies and less wild fish, according to new research. That’s good news for nature.

#biodiversity, #clams, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #fish-farming, #food, #nature-journal, #oysters, #research, #salmon, #trout

What’s Good for the Ocean May Also Be Good for Business

Companies are trying to prove that conservation, sustainable fishing and carbon sequestration are profitable.

#carbon-capture-and-sequestration, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #fishing-commercial, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #oceans-and-seas, #odlin-marty, #whales-and-whaling

Decolonizing the Hunt for Dinosaurs and Other Fossils

Younger paleontologists are working to overcome some historical legacies of their discipline and change how people learn about natural history.

#colonization, #dinosaurs, #discrimination, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #fossils, #museums, #paleontology, #race-and-ethnicity, #research, #science-and-technology, #tunisia, #your-feed-science

Uprooting Colonialism From the Fossil-Finding Field

Younger paleontologists are working to overcome some historical legacies of their discipline and change how people learn about natural history.

#colonization, #dinosaurs, #discrimination, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #fossils, #museums, #paleontology, #race-and-ethnicity, #research, #science-and-technology, #tunisia, #your-feed-science

Looking for Climate Solutions? Protect More Ocean, Researchers Find.

Among the surprising findings in a new paper on marine ecosystems: Trawling releases as much planet-warming carbon each year as global aviation.

#biodiversity, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #fishing-commercial, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #nature-journal, #oceans-and-seas, #research, #sala-enric

Meet the Sea Slugs That Chop Off Their Heads and Grow New Bodies

Their severed heads get around just fine until they regenerate perfectly functioning, parasite-free new bodies, scientists say.

#anatomy-and-physiology, #animal-behavior, #current-biology-journal, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #healing, #research, #your-feed-science

America’s New Whale Is Now at Extinction’s Doorstep

Just 50 or so remain, eking it out in the Gulf of Mexico off the Florida coast.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #conservation-of-resources, #darwin-charles-robert, #drilling-and-boring, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #everglades-national-park, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #florida-panhandle, #genetics-and-heredity, #gulf-of-mexico, #national-marine-fisheries-service, #national-oceanic-and-atmospheric-administration, #natural-gas, #oceans-and-seas, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #united-states, #whales-and-whaling

Big Step Forward for $50 Billion Plan to Save Louisiana Coast

An environmental assessment said the project’s next step would largely benefit coastal areas, though it might also affect some marine life, especially dolphins.

#army-corps-of-engineers, #bp-plc, #coast-erosion, #dolphins-and-porpoises, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #fishing-commercial, #floods, #global-warming, #gulf-of-mexico, #levees-and-dams, #louisiana, #mississippi-river, #oil-spills, #wetlands

Justice Amy Coney Barrett Issues Her First Majority Opinion

The 7-to-2 ruling rejected an environmental group’s Freedom of Information Act request.

#appeals-courts-us, #barrett-amy-coney, #decisions-and-verdicts, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #environmental-protection-agency, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #fish-and-wildlife-service, #freedom-of-information-act, #national-marine-fisheries-service, #sierra-club, #supreme-court-us

Wisconsin Official Traded Sturgeon Research Eggs for Caviar, Prosecutors Say

Ryan Koenigs, a biologist who oversees the state’s sturgeon spearing season in Lake Winnebago, is accused of accepting $20,000 worth of caviar in an illegal bartering scheme.

#biology-and-biochemistry, #caviar, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #fish-and-wildlife-service, #fish-farming, #lakes, #sturgeon-fish, #wildlife-trade-and-poaching, #winnebago-county-wis, #wisconsin

Can These Hedge Trimmers With Fins Avoid a Brush With Extinction?

Scientists have found that sawfish are thriving in some habitats while vanishing from others.

#conservation-of-resources, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #endangered-species-research-journal, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #florida, #research, #science-advances-journal, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

Hear the Sound of a Seashell Horn Found in an Ancient French Cave

Music from the large conch probably hadn’t been heard by human ears for 17,000 years.

#archaeology-and-anthropology, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #france, #music, #musical-instruments, #pyrenees-mountains, #research, #science-advances-journal, #your-feed-science

In the Oceans, the Volume Is Rising as Never Before

A new review of the scientific literature confirms that anthropogenic noise is becoming unbearable for undersea life.

#acoustics, #animals, #biodiversity, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #law-of-the-sea-un-convention, #noise, #oceans-and-seas, #reefs, #ships-and-shipping, #united-nations-convention-on-biological-diversity, #whales-and-whaling, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

They Put the Bite in Trilobite

New research helps explain how some ancient species hunted and fed, and highlights the shell-crushing power of one large trilobite.

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

Was Spinosaurus an Underwater Killer or a Giant Wading Bird?

A new study challenges the hypothesis that spinosaurus pursued its prey in the currents of prehistoric rivers.

#dinosaurs, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #fossils, #north-africa, #palaeontologia-electronica, #paleontology, #research, #your-feed-science

Electric Eels Hunt in Packs, Shocking Prey and Scientists

The behavior, used by wolves and orcas to run down fast prey, is rarely seen in fish.

#amazon-jungle, #animal-behavior, #brazil, #ecology-and-evolution-journal, #eels, #electric-light-and-power, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #hunting-and-trapping, #research, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

Someone Etched ‘Trump’ on a Florida Manatee

Wildlife authorities are investigating and said that the harassment of the manatee is illegal under state and federal laws.

#endangered-and-extinct-species, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #fish-and-wildlife-service, #florida, #manatees

Revealed: The Shipworm Sex Tapes

Nature’s weirdest clam surprises scientists once again, this time in video footage of its mating habits.

#animal-behavior, #biology-and-biochemistry, #biology-letters-journal, #clams, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #marine-borers-shipworms, #oregon, #reproduction-biological, #shipway-reuben, #sperm, #wood-and-wood-products, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

Catch a Fish in Paris. Post on Social Media. Release.

A new, younger generation of fishers is taking over the banks of the Seine, transforming a centuries-old tradition into an underground culture.

#canals, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #fishing-sport, #graffiti, #paris-france, #rivers, #seine-river-france, #social-media, #youth

The Problem With Problem Sharks

A marine biologist’s ideas for singling out sharks that attack humans have prompted objections from other shark scientists.

#animal-behavior, #animal-cognition, #clua-eric, #conservation-of-resources, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #french-polynesia-france, #hunting-and-trapping, #indian-ocean, #marine-biology, #research, #reunion-island, #sharks, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

Cuttlefish Took Something Like a Marshmallow Test. Many Passed.

It turns out that camouflage isn’t the only talent these cephalopods have.

#animal-behavior, #animal-cognition, #cuttlefish, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #research, #royal-society-open-science-journal, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

Watch Octopuses Punch Fish Like Eight-Armed Bullies of the Sea

The solitary cephalopods occasionally join a hunting party with fish, then lash out for reasons that scientists are studying.

#animal-behavior, #animal-cognition, #ecology-journal, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #octopus, #red-sea, #research, #sampaio-eduardo, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

Her Wrist Was Swollen and Excruciatingly Painful. Steroids Didn’t Help.

At first, it was just sore. Then she could barely turn a doorknob or hold her cellphone. What brought this on?

#fish-and-other-marine-life, #wrists

Effort to Rescue Endangered Turtles Becomes a Thanksgiving Odyssey

After a plane transporting 30 Kemp’s ridley sea turtles to Louisiana from Massachusetts was snagged by delays, frantic calls for help went out.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #aquariums, #audubon-nature-institute, #cape-cod-mass, #chattanooga-tenn, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #gulf-of-mexico, #kemps-ridleys-turtles, #new-orleans-la, #volunteers-and-community-service

These Items in Your Home Are Harming America’s Sea Animals

A new report examines how plastic waste affects marine wildlife.

#endangered-and-extinct-species, #environment, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #manatees, #oceans-and-seas, #water-pollution

Could Listening to the Deep Sea Help Save It?

In the abyss, everyone can hear you scream.

#acoustics, #animal-behavior, #biodiversity, #chen-chong, #dolphins-and-porpoises, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #japan, #noise, #oceans-and-seas, #recording-equipment, #ships-and-shipping, #volcanoes, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

A Pinnacle of Coral Is Discovered in Australia’s Great Barrier Reef

The underwater skyscraper teems with sea life and had been overlooked in past surveys of the reef system.

#australia, #coral, #exploration-and-explorers, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #great-barrier-reef-australia, #reefs, #research, #schmidt-ocean-institute, #your-feed-science

‘They’re Calling You on the Squid Phone’

Cephalopod researchers were surprised by the sighting of a ram’s horn squid, a peculiar animal never before filmed in its natural environment.

#biology-and-biochemistry, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #marine-biology, #reefs, #squid, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science