Wildly thin histamine sensors spot fish gone foul

"This histamine sensor is not only for fish. Bacteria in food produce histamine. So it can be a good indicator of the shelf life of food."

Mike Krapfl-Iowa State • futurity
June 29, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: graphene food fish sensors health-and-medicine

Giant armored fish moseyed with its mouth open

The jaws of the ancient giant Titanichthys, an armored fish, suggest how it gathered food.

U. Zurich • futurity
May 21, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: food fish fossils oceans science-and-technology mouth

Database tracks climate change’s toll on fish

A new database will help track the impacts of climate change on fish living in rivers, lakes, and other inland waters throughout the world.

Charlotte Hsu-Buffalo • futurity
April 24, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: climate-change fish earth-and-environment freshwater

‘Sushi parasites’ have spiked 283-fold in 40 years

The next time you eat sashimi, nigiri, or other forms of raw fishi, consider doing a quick check for worms.

Michelle Ma-Washington • futurity
March 19, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: food fish oceans parasites earth-and-environment

Fishing targets the ‘super-urinators’ that ecosystems need

Certain fish are super-urinators, meaning that they contribute more nitrogen to the ecosystem. Unfortunately, they're also prize catches.

Jim Erickson-Michigan • futurity
March 3, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: conservation fish fishing nitrogen ecosystems earth-and-environment urine fertilizer

Algorithm for fish stripes clarifies patterns in nature

A new algorithm could help scientists better understand how zebrafish get their stripes, as well as how other patterns in nature self-assemble.

Kevin Stacey-Brown • futurity
March 2, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: fish algorithms self-assembly science-and-technology patterns pigments

Tropical nations aren’t ready for fish stocks to vanish

As climate change drives huge changes in fish stocks around the world, the nations that rely on them could be in serious trouble.

Harrison Tasoff-UC Santa Barbara • futurity
Feb. 25, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: sustainability climate-change economics fish fisheries oceans earth-and-environment north-africa

Hydropower dams threaten fish habitats worldwide

New maps outline the threat hydropower dams pose to fish habitats worldwide. The maps could help with decision-making around new dams.

Stanford • futurity
Feb. 24, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: conservation fish renewable-energy earth-and-environment

Global map highlights fish genetic diversity hotspots

A new map that tracks the genetic diversity of freshwater and marine fish offers another tool to protect species around the world.

Peter Rüegg-ETH Zurich • futurity
Feb. 10, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: conservation biodiversity fish maps oceans earth-and-environment freshwater

Seabird die-off ‘has no precedent’

"The blob" is responsible for an unprecedented seabird die-off from California to Alaska in 2015 and 2016, say researchers who studied the common murres.

Michelle Ma-Washington • futurity
Jan. 16, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: climate-change conservation birds fish temperature oceans ecosystems featured earth-and-environment

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