‘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
March 19, 2020 | futurity

~7 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment fish food oceans parasites

Warming seas threaten mid-Atlantic sea snails

Climate change could threaten the survival of the common whelk, a sea snail with the misfortune of living in one of Earth's fastest warming marine areas.

Todd Bates-Rutgers
March 11, 2020 | futurity

~3 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment climate-change fisheries fishing oceans snails

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
March 3, 2020 | futurity

~6 mins   

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

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
March 2, 2020 | futurity

~5 mins   

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

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
Feb. 25, 2020 | futurity

~7 mins   

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

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
Feb. 24, 2020 | futurity

~5 mins   

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

Predator overlap keeps prey from getting out of control

Sea urchins boomed after a mysterious disease decimated sea stars off the California coast. Researchers say it shows how redundancy can protect ecosystems.

Harrison Tasoff-UC Santa Barbara
Feb. 13, 2020 | futurity

~9 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology conservation ecosystems predators starfish

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
Feb. 10, 2020 | futurity

~4 mins   

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

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
Jan. 16, 2020 | futurity

~6 mins   

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

Fishing for ‘herbivores of the sea’ could risk coral reefs

Fishing practices that selectively remove large parrotfish could put corals at risk, researchers warn.

Sam Sholtis-Penn State
Jan. 10, 2020 | futurity

~3 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment coral-reefs corals fish fishing oceans

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