How Scottish Gaelic is helping protect Scotland's seas

Around 75% of fishermen in the Outer Hebrides speak Gaelic. Their daily use of the language at work helps keep it alive.

Alastair Cole, Lecturer in Film Practice, Newcastle University • conversation
today ~8 min

Your favorite fishing stream may be at high risk from climate change – here’s how to tell

Groundwater was once thought to buffer streams from warming, but an inexpensive new technique shows streams fed by shallow groundwater may be just as susceptible as those without.

Danielle Hare, Hydrogeologist, Graduate Research Assistant, University of Connecticut • conversation
yesterday ~6 min

Clever cuttlefish show advanced self-control, like chimps and crows

A marine version of the Stanford marshmallow experiment helped show cuttlefish can delay gratification.

Alexandra Schnell, Research Fellow, Darwin College, University of Cambridge • conversation
March 3, 2021 ~7 min

Would cell-based seafood actually benefit conservation?

Could cell-based seafood, the fishy equivalent of the Impossible Burger, have conservation benefits? New research indicates there might be better options.

Harrison Tasoff-UC Santa Barbara • futurity
Feb. 26, 2021 ~10 min

Extinction: Freshwater fish in 'catastrophic' decline

Numbers are plunging due to pollution, unsustainable fishing and the draining of rivers.

Feb. 23, 2021 ~3 min

Fish contribute tons and tons of poo to carbon flux

Fish feces and other waste—roughly 1.65 billion tons annually—make up about 16% of the total carbon that sinks below the ocean's upper layers, research finds.

Todd Bates-Rutgers • futurity
Feb. 17, 2021 ~4 min

How Congo-Brazzaville's shark population came under threat

The shark population off Congo-Brazzaville is threatened as desperate fishermen search deeper waters.

Feb. 16, 2021 ~5 min

How to rebrand a fish so that it sounds tastier

Research suggests that the name of a product affects our perceptions of it – before we have even tried it.

Cathrine Jansson-Boyd, Reader in Consumer Psychology, Anglia Ruskin University • conversation
Feb. 16, 2021 ~5 min

Hundreds of fish species, including many that humans eat, are consuming plastic

As more and more plastic trash permeates the oceans, fragments are making their way into fish and shellfish – and potentially into humans.

Matthew Savoca, Postdoctoral researcher, Stanford University • conversation
Feb. 9, 2021 ~9 min

Tiktaalik’s skull joints slid to bite and hoover food

Imaging the skull of the fish species Tiktaalik roseae clarifies how they ate. Those findings clarify tetrapod transition from water to land.

Alison Caldwell - U. Chicago • futurity
Feb. 9, 2021 ~8 min