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Global warming could lead to toxic fish

Global warming could lead to toxic fish | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Global warming could lead to raised levels of toxic mercury in the fish we eat, new research suggests. Increased rainfall and melting snow and ice is expected to increase the flow of organic matter into aquatic ecosystems in large parts of the northern hemisphere. Research conducted in Sweden predicts that this could lead to a sevenfold increase in the mercury content of zooplankton, tiny marine animals at the base of the ocean food chain.
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These fish sing only at night. But why?

These fish sing only at night. But why? | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
The male plainfin midshipman fish sing to woo their mates, but only in the dark of night. A new study may answer why these underwater love songs never grace the light of day.
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The Secret to Saving Bluefin Tuna Is to Just Stop Eating It

The Secret to Saving Bluefin Tuna Is to Just Stop Eating It | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
We sat down with chef Michael Cimarusti outside his new seafood shop in LA to talk about why he refuses to eat or work with bluefin tuna and farm-raised fish.
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Managing declining fish stocks

Managing declining fish stocks | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Japan lags behind other countries in the efforts toward sustainable management of fish stocks in its surrounding waters. Many of the species familiar to Japanese consumers such as bluefin tuna, ...
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The Eyes Have It: Up Close with Your Favorite Creatures

The Eyes Have It: Up Close with Your Favorite Creatures | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Do you wish to convey a sense of connection between you and your underwater subject, such as turtles, sharks, seals and fish? One of the ways to showcase a fish or marine mammal is to photograph the animal's eye. In underwater photographer Aaron Gekoski's photo gallery, we see not only an amazing collection of marine life photos but examples of how to capture clear images of the eyes of a number of creatures. From sharks to nudibranchs, sea turtles and more, his photo gallery gets up close with your favorite animals. (Plus, find out what he has in common with Homer Simpson.)
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Deep sea fish has FOUR EYES and 360° vision

Deep sea fish has FOUR EYES and 360° vision | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
The glasshead barreleye fish (rhynchohyalus natalensis) lives at depths of between 800metres to 1,000metres in the Tasman Sea between Australia and New Zealand.
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Gill-Mimicking Scuba Masks

Gill-Mimicking Scuba Masks | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Triton Oxygen Respirator - With the Triton Oxygen Respirator, it might be possible to breathe beneath the surface of the water as if you were a fish. Requiring no bulky tan...
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Anglefish!

Anglefish! | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

Freshwater angelfish have a number of interesting qualities as well. Many divers don’t know that freshwater angelfish breed for life. Females lay up to 1,000 eggs at a time. The pair shares in parenting duties, guarding the eggs and raising the young together. When one fish dies, the other will not breed again.

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Revealed: how global warming is changing Scotland's marine life

Global warming could cut commercial fish catches around Scotland by 20% while they increase by 10% around the south of England, according to a new study by more than 150 Government and university scientists.
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Species: 7 Parrotfish Facts

Species: 7 Parrotfish Facts | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
From the secret lives of parrotfish - find out where that perfect white-sand beach really comes from (and more interesting facts about this tropical reef fish).
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Beware of the ‘white tuna’

Beware of the ‘white tuna’ | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
If you see “white tuna” on the menu at a restaurant, beware. There is no species of fish called white tuna — and eating it may relegate you to a day stuck on the toilet.
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Fish Just May Be A Lot Smarter Than We Thought

Fish Just May Be A Lot Smarter Than We Thought | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Are fish smart? Yes, according to a new paper published this week in the journal Animal Cognition.

They also have more complex social lives than you might realize, too. For instance, some fish even give backrubs.

There's a kind of fish -- the...
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Discard ban can benefit fish and fishers, but sustainability must come first

Discard ban can benefit fish and fishers, but sustainability must come first | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
It was hailed as a great victory for conservation, common sense and people power. Last year the European Commission finally voted to phase out the shameful practice of discarding hundreds of thousands…
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Entire marine food chain at risk from rising CO2 levels in water

Entire marine food chain at risk from rising CO2 levels in water | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Fish will make themselves vulnerable by being attracted to predator odour and exhibiting bolder behaviour
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All you ever wanted to know about artificial Reefs but never dared to ask. - Book Your Dive

All you ever wanted to know about artificial Reefs but never dared to ask. - Book Your Dive | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
You may think that artificial reefs are a relatively new phenomenon however the history of them actually dates back to the Ancient Persians. The artificial reefs built back then weren’t for ecological reasons as described above but rather for trapping enemy ships and thwarting Indian pirates.
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Octopuses Make Food for Weird Critters | Octopus Chronicles, Scientific American Blog Network

Octopuses Make Food for Weird Critters | Octopus Chronicles, Scientific American Blog Network | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Along with us humans, a range of hungry hunters prey on the scrumptious octopus.

The boneless octopus must avoid becoming lunch for sharks, eels, fish and even ...
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