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April 13, 2017

 

A  length-wise shot of a sand goby that is tan in color. Its mouth is wide open. The background is all black.

Single Fish Female Seeks Good Father

A male sand goby is less likely to eat the eggs containing his future offspring if a female goby is around.

February 16, 2017

 

A photograph of what appears to be a pond. Green-brown algae is on the edges. In the middle of the photograph and the pond, you can see below the water's surface. What you can see is seaweed. A few dark blue spaces.

A Fishy Gaze

Green sunfish can see quite well in water that is thick and murky. How?

December 15, 2016

 

An up close image of a baby manta ray.

A Fish That Might Know It Exists

Manta rays didn't react with social behavior when they saw themselves in mirrors.

November 30, 2016

 

A fish looking directly at the camera. The fish's eyes are bright blue.

That Fish Recognizes Your Face

It's not just humans, sheep, dogs, and horses that can recognize faces.

July 25, 2016

 

3 cleaner wrasse cleaning a potato cod

Cleaner Fish

For years, scientists have been trying to figure out the nature of the relationship between cleaner fish and their clients.

July 15, 2016

 

toadfish in water

Fish Brains Have an Alerting System

DId you know your brain has an 'alerting system'? When it detects a change, it can trigger eye and head movements to gather more information.

June 14, 2016

 

beach

Acanthostega

All land vertebrates evolved from fish, and Acanthostega—the fossil of a part-fish, part-amphibious creature—pinpoints how we made the leap from water to earth.

February 1, 2016

 

school of little fish

Swim Like A Fish

Fish navigate through turbulence by slaloming between whirlpools of water.

December 3, 2015

 

piranha

Ferocious Fish

Forget sharks, piranha should be the reason you're afraid to go near the water.

September 14, 2015

 

UV light bulb

Ultraviolet Fish   

Sexy swordfish have figured out how to go a-courting without courting disaster.

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