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Dolphins learn to catch fish from their peers, not from mothers

Now scientists have figured out how these dolphins learn to catch their prey in this extraordinary way – by bringing the shells to the surface with their beaks and then shaking the fish in their mouths – similar to how we humans get on the bottom with these last chips of a package. “Our study shows that foraging behavior” bombardment …

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How fish came ashore and stayed there

A group of Pacific jumps jump out of the water on the coasts of Guam Island. Credit: Terry Ord Studies on Blennies, a family of fish that have repeatedly left the sea to go ashore, suggest that species as “all-rounders” allow for dramatic land transition, but adapt to a “master of one” can stay there. The results are published in …

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Beijing closes the fish market after dozens have tested positive for coronavirus

The Beijing authorities closed a large seafood and product market and closed several residential complexes on Saturday after 53 people in the city tested positive for the corona virus, renewing fears that China’s impact on the pandemic is not yet certain. Almost everyone who tested positive had worked or bought from the Xinfadi market, a wholesale market on the south …

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How the most square fish in the world moves

The researchers found that the boxfish had no tail fin exposed to the water flow: if it hadn’t been attached to a pole, it would have been pushed to the left or right. But an open tail fin stabilized the fish no matter how the body was angled. A closed caudal fin had a more subtle effect and counteracted the …

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How the most square fish in the world moves

The yellow boxfish doesn’t look nimble. Squatting and rectangular, it resembles a plastic storage container with fins. Even its coloring suggests awkwardness – teenagers are hard hat yellow with black spots as if they were saying that they could get through! But on a coral reef you will find these cuboid-shaped creatures that whiz back and forth in tight spaces, …

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April Fish and beetles to catch at animal crossings: new horizons

Animal Crossing: New Horizons has tons of fish and beetles to catch every day, but not all of them are available year round. It’s April and that means there are new seasonal fish and beetles filling your museum, your Critterpedia and your pockets. Some of the new April fish and beetles you can catch are still a few months away, …

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Scientists find clues to the migration route of deep-sea fish

The DELOS platform during maintenance.photo:: Nova Southeastern University According to a new publication, marine biologists have found evidence of a previously unobserved deep sea migration route that is more than 4500 feet below the surface of the Atlantic Ocean. The deep ocean is a huge and mysterious biome; 80 percent to date, this has not been mapped. Scientists hope to …

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