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Lionfish

Lionfish, genus Pterois, is very popular amongst those with aquariums, and this trade may have led to them being described as amongst some of...
A new study by researchers at the University of Cambridge has shown that the dottyback, a small predatory reef fish, can change the colour of its body to imitate a variety of other reef fish species, allowing the dottyback to sneak up undetected and eat their young. Its Latin name, Pseudochromis, means false damselfish - giving clue to its mimicry abilities.

A new study by researchers at the University of Cambridge has shown that the dusky dottyback, a small predatory reef fish, can change the...
Grouper recovery graph

The number of US fish stocks listed as overfished, or subject to overfishing, has dropped to an all-time low since NOAA Fisheries began monitoring...
Pacific blue-fin tuna

When tunas dive down to cold depths their body temperature stays warm but their heart temperature can fall by 15 degrees within minutes. The heart is chilled because it receives blood directly from the gills which mirrors water temperature. This clearly imposes stress upon the heart but it keeps beating, despite the temperature change. In most other animals the heart would stop.
Global Fishing Watch

In the last 60 years the fishing industry have caught nine out of every ten large fish. That's only 10% of large fish like...
SCUBA Fish Count

SCUBA divers underestimate the amount of life in heavily-fished areas, a study suggests. Scientists from Australia compared fish counts by SCUBA divers—who produce noisy...
European eel

Eels are losing the fight to survive when faced with marine noise pollution such as that of passing ships, according to a study published...
Sustainable fishing stamps

For the first time, Britain's Royal Mail has issued stamps championing an environmental issue - and that issue is over-fishing.
Deep Sea fish

Fish living in deep waters on the continental slope around the UK play an important role carrying carbon from the surface to the seafloor. It...
Conger Eel

The massive Conger Eel grows to almost 3 m (10 ft) long, the females often being bigger than the males. At night they hunt fish and crustaceans like crabs and lobsters. In spite of this divers often see crustaceans sharing a hole with a conger. Congers breed only once in their lives, at between 5 and 15 years of age. They migrate to deep water to spawn – some sources say as deep as 4000 m.