• Climate Change Altering Distributions Of Fish Globally

    The effects of climate change are changing the distributions of fish stocks around the world, according to research led by Rutgers University. Scientists at the university, working alongside others from Princeton, Yale and Arizona State Universities, have...

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    Fossils Inform Understanding Of Permian Period’s Ray-Finned Fishes

    It’s easy to study the sexual characteristics of modern-day fish. But for the ones long extinct, it’s a little more difficult. Take the Venusichthys comptus, a primitive type of ray-finned fish fish now no longer inhabiting the...

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    Satellite Imagery Finds Clean Lake Trout Spawning Sites In Lake Huron

    Researchers at the Michigan Tech Research Institute are using satellite imagery to assess the health of lake trout spawning sites in Lake Huron, according the the Capital News Service. So far, they have found that the spawning...

  • Cobia (Rachycentron cnadum). (Credit: D.R. Robertson)
    Cobia Fish May Soon Threaten Southern California Waters

    After a daring escape from an aquaculture facility in Ecuador only a few months ago, tens of thousands of cobia fish are making a move to the north. So far, they have been spotted as far up...

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    New Methods Will Help Assess Growth, Age Of Baltic Sea Cod

    Oxygen depletion in the Baltic Sea has made it more difficult for researchers there to assess the age of cod. This is because the main method for judging their age involves using otolith bones, or fish ear...

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    More Chinook Salmon Stocked In Sacramento River After Low Years

    Fisheries biologists have been trying to help endangered Chinook salmon in the Sacramento River for a few years now. But last year, after a horrible rise in summer water temperatures, about 95 percent of those fish that...

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    Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout Are On The Rebound

    Yellowstone Lake is the largest freshwater lake sitting above 7,000 feet in North America. Because of its deep and cold waters, invasive lake trout have thrived there. They did, after all, evolve in the Great Lakes. But...

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    Black Lake Sturgeon Fishing Season Lasted One Hour

    The sturgeon fishing season on Black Lake in Cheboygan County, Michigan, lasted just one hour on Feb. 6, according to mlive.com. During that period, anglers fishing in the event, monitored by the state’s department of natural resources,...

  • Louis Slaughter Sr. with his 13.15-pound largemouth bass. (Courtesy of Dewayne Slaughter)
    Louisiana Angler Catches 13-Pound Toledo Bend Bass

    One cast was all it took for Louis Slaughter, of Florien, Louisiana, to reel in a big bass from Toledo Bend Reservoir. The monster hawg that he pulled in weighed a total of 13.15 pounds and stretched...

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    Why Some Gobies Eat Their Own Eggs

    Many fish go to great lengths to protect their own offspring. But for some, like the Common Goby, males of the species can be found to sometimes eat eggs of their own kind. Why would this be?...