Several patrons of a grocery store in Bangor, Maine recently saw eels swimming in the parking lot during a heavy rain.
Dangerous levels of domoic acid, a naturally occurring neurotoxin from algal blooms, have been detected in Dungeness and rock crabs caught along the coast of California.
By studying both the beneficial nutrients and the harmful contaminants of fish collaboratively, Dartmouth researchers are able to better understand the pros and cons to eating seafood.
Deep-sea fishing endangers vulnerable species that live farther underwater. To avoid permanent biodiversity loss, depth regulations are being discussed in Europe.
University of New Hampshire researchers have discovered they can use the chemical signatures found in the inner ear bones of winter flounder to help them trace the fish to their estuaries – a critical part of remedying their population decline.
Female guppies can avoid male guppy courting by not only increasing their speed, but also by perfecting their swimming technique, say researchers.
Humans have been found to stray from the tradition food web hierarchy and hunt or fish at rates with which wildlife populations cannot keep up.
Imagine you have a pond of fish and you feed them the same amount of food every day. Suddenly you're tasked with making these fish more plentiful, or at least larger, without affecting how much they are fed. This may sound like a problem that can be solved only with a biblical miracle, but a team of researchers has managed pull it off, and without using chemicals, hormones, or other modern "cheats."
A study of the massive and beautiful Californian sheephead fish has revealed some startling consequences of fishing, where removing the largest of these creatures from the kelp forests they call home can actually harm the region itself, with the kelp suffering from a decline seemingly born of grief for their captured friends.
Thousands of fishing traps are lost or abandoned each year in the United States, and this type of "ghost fishing" is posing a real problem for marine life, according to a new NOAA-led study.
Weighting as much as 400 pounds, the massive arapaima fish is likely one of the largest fish you could ever see with your own two eyes. However, time is running out to see this majestic behemoth. Researchers have learned that the fish has become extinct in many local communities simply due to overfishing.