Animals shed bits of DNA as they go about their lives. A new study of the Hudson River estuary tracked spring migration of ocean fish by collecting water samples and seeing whose DNA was present when.
Recently revised guidelines on mercury in seafood suggest cutting bait on some fish but making sure you eat other types. Then there are omega-3s to consider. Here are some tips to help you choose.
The first truly terrestrial animals evolved from ancient fishes that left the water for land. But what prompted to move has been a mystery.
Some fish build sandcastles to attract a mate but others just use sneaky tactics.
People are more likely to support conservation for cute rather than creepy-looking animals.
Scientists have long believed that our distant cousins are the placoderms, and ancient group of armoured fish. But a new study is casting doubt on that view.
Up to 236,000 tonnes of microplastic enter our oceans each year.
Light pollution is changing the day-night cycle of some fish, dramatically affecting their feeding behaviour.
It's a watery battle of the sexes.
Computer dating for animals? Finding the right matchup - using DNA rather than personality questionnaires - could help select the best partnerships for captive breeding programs.
Aquaculture development needs to be able to trust the science, and the science needs to be delivered in a timely way if we hope to ensure long-term sustainability of this industry.
Urban farms might be trendy, but they won't replace rural agriculture anytime soon.
Next time you bite down on something you're eating, spare a thought for the evolutioniary leap made by an ancient fish that gave rise to our jaws.
Many of the iconic coastal villages of Australia have a close association with professional fishing.
Hollywood shirks its ethical responsibilities when it comes to vulnerable animal species.
To understand how some creatures evolved, you need to see how their brain developed over millions of years. That's now possible thanks to some clever use of scanning technology.
The Earth is full of many varied species from the largest mammals to the tiniest organisms. But we now think there could be ten times more species than was originally thought.
Freshwater fish are declining everywhere, in part thanks to dam-building. But we can have both.
The release of the movie 'Finding Dory' comes with renewed calls to leave fish in reefs – a good idea in this case – but catching some ornamental fish can have a positive impact on reef communities.
The recent severe bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef has also affected anemones, which provide homes for clownfish.