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.
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The females don’t hit sexual maturity until their late 50s and one pregnancy lasted five years.
According to new findings, freshwater biodiversity is declining at twice the rate of marine life.
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.
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
Climate change, unsustainable and unregulated fishing methods have both been blamed for this decline.
Cuttlefish catch food using their tentacles, to be successful, they must find the correct distance from the prey.
The ingestion of microplastics or particles of plastic smaller than five millimetres impedes the normal growth of fish larvae
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
A healthy coral reef is very noisy, with swimming fishes, crackling shrimps and this attracts other fish.
Boats plying on the Ganga for cargo and leisure purposes is leading to an increase in underwater noise levels.
With reforms, the fishing industry could boost catches by 20 percent compared to today.
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
They can grow upto 3 meters long, weighs up to 200 kg and survive up to a day outside of the water.
Marine fish have kidneys, which pump excess salt into their pee so they can get it out of their bodies.
The Amazon Reef is one of the world's largest reefs but its existence became known only in 2016.
Wildlife Week 2019: Indian fisherfolk transitioning away from tradition is affecting fisheries nationwide
Commercial, industrialized fishing operations seek out migrant labour to fill their large manpower needs.