This school shape gives swimming fish an energy burst

Fish swimming in schools use less energy and move faster than those that swim alone. But school shape matters, too.

James Devitt-NYU | Nov. 4, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology energy fish speed swimming

Humans are changing the genetic diversity of Earth’s animals

The loss of genetic diversity will make it harder for plant and animal populations to adapt to changing environments. Fish and insects may be most at risk.

Cynthia Lee-McGill | Oct. 22, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment animals biodiversity fish genetic-diversity insects populations

Piranhas lose and regrow a bunch of teeth all at once

"The new teeth wear the old ones as 'hats' until they are ready to erupt. So, piranhas are never toothless..."

Michelle Ma-Washington | Oct. 18, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: featured science-and-technology fish regeneration teeth

Climate change is coming for fishing, too

In the future, far fewer people could be fishing for fun at the shore. Why? Climate change.

Matt Shipman-NC State | Oct. 7, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment climate-change fishing weather

Hiding spots and predators benefit reef fish

New research finds that reef fish populations depend on two things: good hiding spots and a resident predator.

Matt Shipman-NC State | Oct. 3, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment conservation coral-reefs ecosystem fish predators

Costs and demand keep fish from malnourished people on coasts

Having some of the most nutritious fish in the world nearby doesn't save millions of people, particularly children, from malnutrition.

U. Washington | Sept. 30, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine fish fisheries malnutrition omega-3-fatty-acids

Robotic fish predator strikes fear into invasive species

Robotic fish may help control one of the world's most problematic invasive species by mimicking their natural predators.

Karl Greenberg-NYU | Sept. 16, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment science-and-technology biomimicry fish invasive-species robots

We’re really doing a number on the world’s oceans

In the last ten years, the impacts of overfishing, pollution, shipping, and other human activities on the oceans have doubled—and may double again.

Jenny Seifert-UC Santa Barbara | Aug. 19, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment climate-change conservation fishing oceans pollution

Humans share limb regeneration genes with gar fish

Learning about how the toothy gar fish regenerates its fins and the genes that drive regrowth could shed light on whether the same is possible in people.

Layne Cameron-Michigan State | July 29, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine fish genes regeneration

Team cracks mystery of missing jumbo squid

The collapse of a major jumbo squid fishery in Mexico was a mystery, but new research may have cracked the case—and serves as a warning for the future.

Michelle Horton-Stanford | July 19, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment fishing oceans squid weather

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