News Stories relating to "fish"
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
If radiation from Fukushima
is detectable in fish, scientists can use it to trace the routes of the many sea creatures, from tuna to sharks to turtles, that make long journeys across the open seas.
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Biologists now think that that tiny creatures--from worms to insects
--are much more important to the health of our planet than they seem to be. In fact, the fate of all life (including us!) may depend on them.
In the November 10th edition of the Observer, John Vidal quotes...
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Fish caught in the waters around the Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan could be too radioactive
to eat for a decade, as samples show that radioactivity levels in that part of the ocean remain elevated and show little sign of coming down.
Friday, September 21, 2012
are all around us, in the sky
(and now) in the water too. The next time you go fishing, you may pull out a robot, because the Department of Homeland is developing an unmanned underwater vehicle that looks like a tuna...
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
In the future, the wide variety of fish available in our grocery stores and fish markets may be only a memory. Commercial fishers are netting huge numbers of fish, while dams such as the Hoover, built along the Colorado River, have stopped freshwater from flowing into fish breeding grounds.
Salmon are not only losing their breeding...
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
This was found in samples of shrimp purchased in New York. Researchers have found evidence of antibiotics--one of them a suspected human carcinogen--in seafood imported into the United States and purchased from grocery store shelves. The antibiotic nitrofuranzone, a probable carcinogen, was found in two of the samples--one from a farm in India and...
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Fish are taking antidepressants--at least they're absorbing them in the water they're swimming in
. It turns out that fish exhibit abnormal behavior and lower levels of anxiety when exposed to Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs), which are common drugs used...
Monday, October 17, 2011
An angry glare from the family goldfish might not be the result of a missed meal, but a too-humble abode. Fish in a cramped, barren space turn mean. Ornamental fishes in aquariums big and small, across the US, might be at risk, and that's over 180 million of them.
And talk about aggressive fish--it's known that the evolution of land...
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Will the future
mean a shortage of fish? (NOTE: You can save $3 on our beautiful crop circle calendar if you use coupon 2012 by September 23). Oceanographers have returned from a trip to examine the scope and size of this year's "dead zone" in the Gulf...
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Pollution isn't good for us, and if you were exposed to organophosphate pesticides while pregnant, your kids may have lower IQs. One of these pesticides is malathion, which is commonly used on houseplants.
And FISH are suffering from pollution too! A new study finds that zebra fish exposed to a commonly-used flame retardant called...
Monday, June 27, 2011
Our animals are becoming so beleaguered
that they are learning techniques of self defense
. For instance, fish are learning how to locate (and thus avoid) Dead zones. These have...
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
may be dangerous in Japan, but are fish and chicken safe for US to eat? They're great diet foods
, and fish is usually very healthy (...
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
First it was birds
falling out of the sky in Louisiana and Texas. Then hundreds of tiny crabs were found dead on a beach in England. Large numbers of dead fish
were found washed up on beaches in Arkansas, Maryland and New...
Monday, February 21, 2011
First it was birds
falling out of the sky and hundreds of dead fish
washing up on beaches. Now the pine trees in Montana are dying. There may be no Christmas trees in Montana next year. On MSNBC.com, Laura Zuckerman quotes...
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
are mysteriously dying all over the world, but they aren't the only creatures this is happening to. There have been mass deaths of cows in Wisconsin and seals in Labrador (and there are probably many...
Friday, January 7, 2011
It's not just birds
that are dying: Arkansas officials are investigating the death of 100,000 fish in a lake in a town near Little Rock and suspect disease is to blame. CNN quotes Game & Fish Commissioner Keith Stephens as saying, "The fish kill only affected one species...
Thursday, September 30, 2010
Sometimes science is wrong, and one example of this are Frankenfish: In order to grow bigger salmon that can feed more people, a genetically-modified Atlantic salmon has been created that grows twice as fast as wild ones. Its genes have been artificially augmented with DNA taken from two other fish in order to give it more growth hormone....
Thursday, August 26, 2010
It's still going on: Thousands of fish have turned up dead at the mouth of Mississippi River.
PhysOrg.com quotes St. Bernard Parish President Craig Taffaro as saying, "By our estimates there were thousands, and I'm talking about 5,000 to 15,000 dead fish." He reported that crabs, sting rays, eel, drum, speckled trout and red fish were...
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Global warming is being blamed for the 40% decline in the ocean's phytoplankton, which is an essential part of the marine food chain: If there is no more plankton, there will be no more fish. Not only that, phytoplankton produce half the oxygen we breathe.
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Are they out of luck? - One reason we're all so concerned about the BP oil spill is that humans have been subsisting on fish for a very long time. Archeologists working in Kenya unearthed evidence that our human ancestors ate a wide variety of fish, which is aquatic "brain food" that may have helped fuel the evolution of the...
Friday, May 15, 2009
Sure, fish are good for you, but not if they're full of drugs!
A recent study showed that eating salmon or other fatty fish just once a week helped reduce men's risk of heart failure, adding to growing evidence that omega-3 fatty acids are of benefit to cardiac health BUT researchers working with the EPA have detected low-level residues...
Friday, July 18, 2008
...not fish! - The kinds of fish available for your dinner table will change radically in the near future, thanks to global warming. When you next go to the store to buy fish, you may be in for some surprises?your favorite kinds may simply not be available any more. Or there may be nothing there at all, since the recent massive...
Monday, June 2, 2008
There may not be much for dinner soon, even in wealthy countries. fish are dying off due to "dead zones" caused by global warming.
As global warming makes the oceans warmer, oxygen-deprived regions are getting bigger. They are caused when microscopic algae accumulate rapidly in dense concentrations, usually due to run off from fertilizer...
Friday, April 11, 2008
Fish is an extraordinarily healthy food, but many of us are nervous about eating it, because of mercury?and other kinds?of contamination. Which fish?if any?are safe to eat? This may soon be a moot point, since recent fish shortages mean that there soon may not be many fish LEFT TO EAT. For the first time in 150 years, fishermen on the West...
Friday, December 21, 2007
Most of us aren't planning to serve fish for Christmas dinner and that's a good thing, since fishermen are having trouble catching enough of it to put on our tables. That's not just because of overfishing, it has to do with global warming as well. It turns out that warmer waters due to climate change are causing fish to swim north, away from...
Thursday, July 19, 2007
A dead zone is an area of water where there is no oxygen, so the fish all die. There are "dead zones" in the Gulf of Mexico every year, but the current zone is the biggest anyone there has ever seen. Keep reading to find out why dead zones mean more SHARK ATTACKS on swimmers!
BBC News reports that "conditions are right" for this year's...
Monday, January 29, 2007
Researchers have discovered the secret of how elephants communicate. They know that dolphins and whales talk to each other from long distances away. They've discovered a parrot that may be able converse like a human being. Now they think that fish talk to each other as well.
In LiveScience.com, Charles Q. Choi quotes fish expert Timothy...
Monday, November 6, 2006
There is an emergency going on in the world's oceans that most of us know nothing about: as certain species of fish that are overfished or stressed due to pollution or changes in water temperature become drastically reduced in number, this changes the whole balance of the ocean ecosystem, causing more species to go extinct, etc. Since many...
Wednesday, August 13, 2003
If you're having trouble catching fish, the Missouri River is the place to go, because the fish jump right into your boat, all by themselves. Fisherman Duane Chapman simply takes his boat out on the river and waits, then cries, "Here they come. Look out!"
KMBC's Jeremy Hubbard reports seeing fish jumping, flipping and flopping right into...