Colorful Predatory Fish

Colorful Predatory Fish

LONDON (Reuters) - Some colorful cichlid fish in Africa s Lake Victoria formed a new species by adapting their vision, showing that geographical isolation is not essential for divergence. The fish evolved to improve their ability to see food and predators at different depths, and this also affected the way they saw colors and attracted mates, said Ole Seehausen, who led the study published in the journal Nature. The split of one species into two was initiated by adaptation of …

Large predatory fish decline

Large predatory fish decline

Scientists from the Future of Marine Animal Populations (FMAP) project of the Census of Marine Life program have identified an alarming trend in the populations of large predatory fishes in the world s oceans. FMAP scientists claim that up to 90% of all large predatory fish such as cod, sharks, halibut, grouper, tuna, swordfish, and marlin have been depleted. Since 1950, with the onset of industrialized fisheries, the entire fisheries resource base has been reduced to less than …

Predatory aquarium fish list

Predatory aquarium fish list

About Rod s Foods Providing your saltwater aquarium with the finest foods It s not the variety of ingredients that make your fish, corals, and other invertebrates go crazy for Rod s Food, it s the way the ingredients are blended that generates the intense feeding response from virtually every animal in your reef. Anyone can take a list of ingredients and blend them together, but we at Rod s Food have many years of experience and learning that has made our blending process unique …

Predatory fish in Florida

Predatory fish in Florida

Lion Fish are spreading The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is very concern about the Lion Fish invasion in the Florida waters. This predatory fish called the Lion Fish has become established in marine waters of the southeastern United States and Caribbean, and may spell trouble for many marine fish. The precise date and year that the Lion Fish was first seen in the Florida waters is not clear but one thing is sure, since the early 1990’s the Lion Fish populations …

Predatory ocean fish

Predatory ocean fish

Fish Tale NY Times By LISA SANDERS, M.D. Published: April 5, 2010 Ciguatera poisoning comes from eating fish that has been contaminated with a toxin produced by an organism that grows on reef algae in some infested tropical waters. Because the toxin is stored in fat, its concentration increases as it moves up the food chain from the little fish who eat the tainted algae to the larger, predatory fish, like shark, snapper, grouper and barracuda, and from there to the human consumer …

Predatory marine fish

Predatory marine fish

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Predatory fish Senses

Predatory fish Senses

Most Vertebrates -- Including Humans -- Descended from Ancestor With Sixth Sense ScienceDaily (Oct. 11, 2011) People experience the world through five senses but sharks, paddlefishes and certain other aquatic vertebrates have a sixth sense: They can detect weak electrical fields in the water and use this information to detect prey, communicate and orient themselves. A study in the Oct. 11 issue of Nature Communications that caps more than 25 years of work finds that the vast …

Predatory fish Pictures

Predatory fish Pictures

Dangerous and Deadly Sea Creature Photos -- National Geographic

Predatory marine aquarium fish

Predatory marine aquarium fish

Marine fish have figured out how to stay alive in the oceans for literally millions (billions?) of years. If they hadn t, quite simply they wouldn t be here, now. Each species developed a method for surviving, whether it was a really great defense mechanism (i.e. the Volitans Lionfish and its poisonous spines), schooling (spreads the risk of an individual being eaten), the ability to hide from its pursuer (in rocks or corals), through symbiotic relations (the Clownfish wouldn …