Hurricane Harvey destroyed the fishing infrastructure of Aransas Bay and reduced fishing by 80% over the following year. This removed humans from the trophic cascade and whole food webs changed.
Sept. 15, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: environment fish ecology hurricane fishing food-webs research-brief marine-biology ecosystems texas cyclones gulf-coast trophic-cascade oyster-reefs
Electric fish use zaps to communicate but all that zapping can get confusing. When they sense their own signal, a brain function says, "Ignore it."
Tags: electricity fish brains communication science-and-technology
Fish need to cross roads too. But the tunnels built to channel rivers under roads and railways can block their migrations.
Aug. 6, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: biodiversity fish construction dams rivers freshwater-biology roads eels
Among deep-sea anglerfishes, tiny males permanently attack to relatively gigantic females. New understanding of this process could benefit human health.
Tags: reproduction fish genomes science-and-technology health-and-medicine sexes immune-systems
New research identifies a possible terms for food made from the cells of fish or shellfish, rather than whole animals: cell-based seafood.
Tags: sustainability food fish marketing meat consumers society-and-culture earth-and-environment
Rising levels of carbon dioxide in the Gulf of Mexico are putting commercial fishing and marine life at risk, researchers warn.
Tags: conservation water fish carbon-dioxide fishing oceans gulf-of-mexico earth-and-environment
A new study of shark populations in 58 countries around the world detected none in almost 20% of the locations surveyed.
Tags: conservation fish sharks fishing coral-reefs oceans endangered-species earth-and-environment
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