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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




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



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.

August 11, 2015


dusky dotty back fish blending into purple surroundings

Dusky Dottyback Fish Go Undercover 

The dusky dottyback is dressed to kill: It shape-shifts to look like its prey and goes in for the attack.

April 16, 2015


thawing ice sheet

Frozen Fish

When frozen in water, fish remain in a state of suspended animation until spring melts the ice away.

March 9, 2015


packaged fish

Why Fish Smells More than Meat

The reason fish smell bad is partly chemical, partly psychological.

June 19, 2014


A school of fish

Climate Change Also Threatens Fish

Climate change isn't just bad for us land animals. It's bad for sea creatures as well.

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