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Scaling up: the app that’s transforming lives in South African fishing communities

Abalobi provides a real-time marketplace for fishers to sell their catch, while also monitoring fish populations, and the tech could go global

Venomous lionfish are invading the Mediterranean Sea. The rise of these deadly predators has scientists worried

Lionfish’s rapid spread across the Mediterranean, including to habitats previously thought to be unsuitable, could have significant ecological impacts.

Why are fish getting smaller due to climate change?

Fish around the world are shrinking due to climate change, and no-one is entirely sure why.

The fish that eats piranhas for breakfast

It is one of the biggest freshwater fishes in the world, growing up to 4m in length and weighing 200kg (440lb) or more.

Seabirds Can Help Predict the Size of Fish Stocks—If Only We’d Listen

The scientists who study terns, puffins, and other seabirds are trying to get fisheries managers to heed their warnings.

‘Shocking’ Share of Freshwater Fish Species at Risk of Extinction

“Ensuring freshwater ecosystems are well managed, remain free-flowing with sufficient water, and good water quality is essential to stop species declines… in a climate-resilient world,” one scientist said.

Cuttlefish and Their Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoats

Cuttlefish change colors to hide, hunt, and communicate—and, these scientists think, when they dream.

A new study updates Turing’s theory on how animals get their spots and stripes

Engineers at the University of Colorado Boulder Investigate the Role of Diffusiophoresis in Creating Sharp Patterns in Animals, Paving the Way for Advances in Biology and Materials Science.

Off the reef and on the menu: fishers in the Caribbean wage war on the invasive lionfish

In Venezuela, tourists and fishing communities are being encouraged to catch and eat the lionfish before it wipes out other species

Short film shines light on South Africa’s untamed coastline

A new short film explores South Africa’s underwater vastness to reveal sanctuaries where sharks and rays find refuge.

Fish Near Fukushima Contained Radioactive Cesium 180 Times Over Japan’s Limit

With the Tokyo Electric Power Company planning to begin a release of 1.3 million tonnes of treated wastewater from the former Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan next month, reports of radioactive fish in the area have raised alarm

Deep sea surprise: Taiwanese divers encounter rare giant oarfish

A group of divers encountered a rare giant oarfish off the coast of Taiwan recently.