Posts Tagged 'fish'

Grace the Robofish Goes for a Swim

OK, so maybe ‘underwater gliding’ is the technical term, but to me, it looks like this robot fish is swimming. As Grace (short for Gliding Robot ACE), the robot fish glides through the water, it strives to conserve energy.

grace robotic fish

Read more @ Technabob

Nopili Goby, The Waterfall Climbing Fish

Nopili Goby, The Waterfall-Jumping Fish

When the Nopili goby (Sicyopterus stimpsoni) moves from salt water to fresh water, over the course of two days, the fish’s mouth migrates from the tip of its head to its chin. This lets it adapt to its new environment.

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FDA Approves AquaBounty Transgenic Fish

AquAdvantage Salmon

The US FDA has finally approved the first genetically engineered animals for human consumption. The fast-growing salmon has been assessed as safe by the FDA. After 60 days of public comment, the FDA may issue a final assessment and approval, at which time the company AquaBounty, of Maynard, Massachusetts, can start selling the fish.

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Pacific Fisheries Fail to Stop Tuna Overfishing

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At a meeting of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission, which is the governing body for international fisheries agreement seeking to ensure the conservation and sustainability of highly migratory fish, complaints were issued that big fishing nations had blocked efforts to curb tuna overfishing and ignored scientific advice.

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Geneticists Grow Fish with Limbs to Duplicate Evolutionary Pressure

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The fossil record gives clues about how limbs grew from fish fins in a series of stages, but scientists are still trying to fill in the details and determine what genetic changes might have allowed limbs to grow.

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European Catfish Learn to Catch Pigeons

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A group of European catfish in Southwestern France have learned to catch pigeons, as they get close to the River Tarn. European catfish (Silurus glanis) can grow up to 1 to 1.5 meters long and are the largest freshwater fish in Europe.

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European Union’s Initiative to Clean Up Waterways Faces Opposition

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The EU is about to stop a precedent-setting initiative that was designed to tackle a common side effect of drugs, their impact on aquatic life. The landmark regulations intended on cleaning up Europe’s waterways of pharmaceuticals is likely to be quashed when it reaches a key vote in the EU Parliament next week.

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Plans to Protect Antarctic Sea Faces Difficult Challenges

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A Weddell seal holds an Antarctic toothfish, one of the lucrative fish found in the Antarctic’s waters. Photo: K. Westerskov / Alamy

The seas surrounding Antarctica are among the world’s most pristine, but fishing vessels are set to move in. Next week, there is a meeting of the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) that may try to contain the rush to access the region’s natural resources.

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Marine Bacteria Use Bioluminescence to Lure Zooplankton and Fish

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Many creatures in the sea glow in the depths of the deepest trenches of the oceans. Bioluminescence is even observed in some marine bacteria, which emit a steady light once they have attained a certain level of concentration of organic particles in ocean waters, which is known as quorum sensing.

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School of Fish By Jessica Doyle

The full picture, School of Fish

I love the details in Jessica Doyle‘s art. This particular piece is on sale as the original or prints in her etsy store.

Jessica Doyle's amazing fish, a close up


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