Explained: Can fish sense one another's fear?
The new study shows that a relaxed fish can detect fear in other fish, and then become afraid itself — and that this ability is regulated by oxytocin, the same brain chemical that underlies the capacity for empathy in humans
Thousands of fish dead in Germany, Poland, after feared chemical waste dump
The fish floating by the German banks near the eastern town of Schwedt are believed to have washed upstream from Poland, where locals and fisherman first reported widespread fish deaths on 28 July
Seagrass meadows provide essential services for marine life, need to be protected say experts
A wide range of animals depend on them, including tiny invertebrates that are a food source to fish prized by small-scale, artisanal fishing operations.
Nature and humans collide in these eight winning images from the 2021 BigPicture Competition
The annual photography competition encourages photographers to contribute their work to celebrate Earth's rich diversity and inspire action to protect it.
Giant, weird-looking coelacanth fish lived for up to 100 years, finds study
The females don’t hit sexual maturity until their late 50s and one pregnancy lasted five years.
World's freshwater fisheries are under threat of extinction, finds WWF report
According to new findings, freshwater biodiversity is declining at twice the rate of marine life.
Many fish species, including those that are consumed by humans, are eating plastic
There is evidence that that microplastics and even smaller particles called nano plastics move from a fish’s stomach to its muscle tissue, which is the part humans typically eat.
Living Fossil: African coelacanth is not 65 mn years-old as evolution is evident in its genes
The fish went on to earn the moniker 'living fossil' because of its anatomy that resembled fossilised records.
Substituting red meat in diet with quality plant-based foods can cut coronary heart disease risk by 14%: Study
The American Heart Association says that red meats like beef, pork and lamb have more saturated fats than chicken, fish and vegetable sources of protein
Earth Day: There are no fish in the ocean — Declining catch worries fishermen in southern Karnataka
Climate change, unsustainable and unregulated fishing methods have both been blamed for this decline.
Cuttlefish wearing 3-D glasses explain how they find the right distance to strike prey
Cuttlefish catch food using their tentacles, to be successful, they must find the correct distance from the prey.
Exposure to microplastics can effect the growth of marine life, esp in coastal areas
The ingestion of microplastics or particles of plastic smaller than five millimetres impedes the normal growth of fish larvae
Lit fishnets can reduce chances of turtle, dolphins, whales getting caught by accident
Gillnet fisheries have high bycatch rates of threatened marine life like turtles, whales, dolphins, seabirds.
High risk of contamination makes seafood dangerous; people should avoid it for own health if not animal welfare
Seafood has been implicated in so many outbreaks of illnesses that data is collected by official agencies in every country
Ocean calls: Dead coral reefs are beings saved one musical number at a time
A healthy coral reef is very noisy, with swimming fishes, crackling shrimps and this attracts other fish.
River Ganga and its boats have become far too noisy for the river dolphins to communicate
Boats plying on the Ganga for cargo and leisure purposes is leading to an increase in underwater noise levels.
The ocean could be providing six times more food with a few reforms, scientists believe
With reforms, the fishing industry could boost catches by 20 percent compared to today.
Fresh versus frozen foods: Studies show the nutritional value of both is almost the same
When it comes to choosing between fresh and frozen foods, fresh straight-from-the-farm foods are always everyone’s first choice, though some settle for frozen when the situation calls for it, it is a common belief that any fresh vegetable is more nutritious than a frozen one
Amazon's fish have natural 'bullet-proof vests' that let them survive Piranhas
They can grow upto 3 meters long, weighs up to 200 kg and survive up to a day outside of the water.
Curious Kids: Do fish ever get thirsty? If they do, do they drink sea water?
Marine fish have kidneys, which pump excess salt into their pee so they can get it out of their bodies.