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Triggerfish are pretty good at differentiating colors

Written by on February 6, 2017 in Fish, Marine Life
Triggerfish are pretty good at differentiating colors

Mantis shrimp aren’t the only creatures with extreme color vision! Researchers recently determined that reef fish can see colors that humans can’t.

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Coral reef fish and warming water: move or adapt?

Written by on October 14, 2016 in Fish, Marine Life
Coral reef fish and warming water: move or adapt?

New research shows that in order to deal with warming ocean temperatures, some reef fish are relocating to cooler waters.

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Even fish may have accents

Written by on October 11, 2016 in Fish, Marine Life
Even fish may have accents

A new study shows that some vocal fish may be included in the list of animals with accents.

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Seeing Salmon at the Ballard Locks

Written by on September 16, 2016 in Fish, Technology
Seeing Salmon at the Ballard Locks

The Ballard locks allow ships to travel from Puget Sound into the lakes and guide salmon up a long ladder to spawn.

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Improved high seas management need to protect coastal fisheries

Written by on September 7, 2016 in Fish, Policy & Ocean Law
Improved high seas management need to protect coastal fisheries

New research shows that closing fisheries in the high seas could increase catches in coastal waters by 10 percent.

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Drawing the line: the expansion of Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument

Written by on September 6, 2016 in Fish, Policy & Ocean Law
Drawing the line: the expansion of Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument

President Obama recently quadrupled the size of the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument from 140,000 to 582,578 square miles.

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Dragonfish can sense slight changes in water flow

Written by on August 24, 2016 in Fish, Marine Life
Dragonfish can sense slight changes in water flow

Dragonfish can detect water flows and low frequency vibrations.

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A mix of marine reserves is important to fish

Written by on August 22, 2016 in Coral Reefs, Fish, Marine Life
A mix of marine reserves is important to fish

“It’s important to recognise that this pattern of predators influencing prey is a natural process, and marine reserves are the best way to ensure that this process continues.”

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Do fish pee?

Written by on August 19, 2016 in Fish, Marine Life
Do fish pee?

The short answer is: yes. The longer answer is: yes AND fish pee is important.

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Soon(ish) we’ll have 3D scans of every fish species in the world

Written by on July 27, 2016 in Fish, Marine Life
Soon(ish) we’ll have 3D scans of every fish species in the world

There are about 25,000 species of fish in the world. One professor is planning on creating 3-D images of each one.

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