Fish news
Fish news
 
Below are 's Articles:
Update on Cause of Cownose Stingray Deaths

Another stingray has died at the Calgary Zoo, and it could take the zoo up to two months to receive the toxicology reports back from the lab to determine what the true cause was. Gill irritation and lack of eating were the first signs that the rays were in trouble. Now a total of 35 stingrays are dead. The remaining […]

By with 0 comments
34 cownose stingrays dead at Calgary Zoo

(photo provided by: NOAA Photo Library) Thirty-four cownose stingrays died in a 24 hour period at the new $250,000 dollar exhibit in the Calgary Zoo. Veterinarians are stating that it must be a water problem for so many animals to die so quickly. The nine surviving stingrays are remaining under close observation while the cause is determined and the exhibit […]

By with 0 comments
Mysteries of the Colossal Squid Slowly Uncovered

Scientists at Te Papa Tongarewa, New Zealand’s national museum, have begun dissection of a colossal female squid this week, already the finds are worth documenting. The largest squid ever captured, is providing scientist with astounding insight into this mysterious creature of the deep. The first noticeable wonder on the over 1,000 pound squid was her eyes. Measuring in at 10.6 […]

By with 0 comments
Switzerland About to Make Big Changes For Fish

Starting September 2008 Switzerland legislation is going to be enforcing some new guidelines to for fish owners.  Aquariums will no longer be allowed to be transparent on all sides, and any fish over 20cm will have to be housed in a tank/pond that meets the size restrictions that will be put into place. The new legislation also speaks of the importance of proper […]

By with 0 comments
Bolivian River Dolphin Recognized as New Species

The Bolivian Amazon (picture by: Thomas van den Berk) The Bolivian River Dolphin has finally been graced with the acknowledgement that it is, in fact, a separate species from its close relative, the Amazon River Dolphin. Lighter in color, smaller, and having more teeth, are only a few of the things that separate this newly named species apart from the […]

By with 0 comments
Sturgeon to Find Love in Detroit River

Detroit Sky Line (picture by: Keith Syvinski) The opportunity to reclaim once flourishing breeding grounds is now looking good for the sturgeon in the Detroit River. These massive fish that live over 100 years and can grow over 7 feet, are being given a helping hand in finding love. Once fished to near extinction, the sturgeon have fought against the […]

By with 0 comments
Newcastle’s Fight Against Platy

picture by: Philipp Rassel Newcastle may be faced with a new threat to its natural species of fish, the platy. Typically a beginner fish, do to their sturdiness, the platys originate from Central America. Recently however, scientists in Australia have found this livebearer infesting their waters. It is especially concerning because their numbers grow quickly, being live-bearers. Platys also eat frogs and fry from […]

By with 0 comments
Science Doing its Part to Protect the North Atlantic Right Whale

picture provided by: NOAA Ship DELAWARE II Cornell Lab of Ornithology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution has developed a new Right Whale listening buoy for the Massachusetts Bay. The buoys are designed to recognize the distinctive call of the Atlantic Right Whale which migrates throughout the bay. When heard, the buoys emit a signal to a web-site and marine warning […]

By with 0 comments
Send in the Seals

Tagged Seals are helping Australian scientists learn a great deal more about places, in the deep oceans of Antarctica, where they themselves can not travel. This summer 7 female Weddell Seals were tagged to help researchers gather information on the changes global warming is having on the oceans. The Weddell Seal is a constant inhabitant of the Antarctic, and they are now being used by […]

By with 0 comments
Turtle Moves on from a Life of Crime, to a Life of Luxury

Alligator Snapping Turtles carry a reputation of fear, weighing in at over 200 lbs (90 kg) and packing a bite that earned the word Alligator in its name. Perhaps, the last place you would expect to find such a fearsome reptile, would be in the bustling city of New York. That is unless, like 45lb fluffy, you were housed there […]

By with 0 comments
Giant Squid Going Under the Knife

  Giant Frozen Squid. photo by: Hideki Saito A giant female Squid caught by a New Zealand fishing boat in the Antarctic last year, is finally set to undergo dissection Te Papa. The squid weighed in at an astounding 490kilograms, or 1,080 pounds! Up until its capture, the squid has remained frozen, and is now in the process of being […]

By with 0 comments
The Smithsonian Institution Meets the Ocean

September 27, 2008 is the projected date for the Smithsonian Institution to open its new “Ocean Hall.” The hall will be an astounding 23,000 square feet of displays, facts, history, exploration, and countless other exhibits to help bring man and the oceans together. Ocean Hall will cover an immense array of oceanic topics using an auditorium, high tech video feeds, and fossils; […]

By with 0 comments
Shark Attack of San Diego Coast Leaves One Dead

CBS News website has reported that a 66 year old man was attacked early this morning by a Great White Shark. The man was training with a group of triathletes in the oceans off Tide Beach in San Diego, CA. The witnesses of the attack stated they heard their friend scream “Shark” as he was drug under water. The victims […]

By with 0 comments
The Newest of the Tetra Family Found in Venezuela

A new species of Tetra has been found in the drainage from the Portuguese River in Venezuela. The scientific name Hyphessobrycon otrynus. Ortynus is Greek for “spur,” which describes, the large bone spur-like hooks that curve from each side of the anal fin on the adult males of the species. Further information on this new species is lacking, but will be […]

By with 0 comments
The Thames River, Making a Come Back.

Just 50 years ago, the Thames River was declared biologically dead. High amounts of pollution from industrialization and mass urbanisation, had literally killed the river. Now, after nearly 2 decades of conservation efforts, the Thames River is slowly making a come back; with over 120 species of fish now calling the Thames River their new home. One new comer stands […]

By with 0 comments