To Study Today’s Ecosystems, Look to History
An unlikely source of data about the decline of trout in modern Spain: a book from the 1850s.
Freshwater Fish of Virginia
Roanoke College's Ichthyological Collection of over 800 freshwater fish documents the biodiversity we're losing at an alarming rate.
Isinglass; or, The Many Miracles of Fish Glue
Isinglass comes from the swim bladders of certain kinds of fish and can be found in everything from beer recipes to illuminated manuscripts. Ew? No way.
Martin Luther’s Monsters
Prodigies, or monsters, were opaque and flexible symbols that signaled that God was sending some message.
The Amazing Eyes of the Archerfish
The archerfish has an unusual skill: it spits water directly at its prey, knocking the bugs out of the sky. But how?
Why Forage Fish Conservation Matters
Small fish like herring and anchovies serve an important role in the ecosystem. If passed into law, a new act would protect these forage fish.
A New Way to Protect the Coast
Living shorelines provide erosion control while providing shoreline habitat and maintaining coastal processes.
Will Fish Lose Their Sense of Smell in Acidic Oceans?
Increasing levels of dissolved CO2 disrupt fish’s olfactory skills, study finds.
The Science Behind Decompression Sickness
Deep-sea divers now know how to avoid "the bends." But decompression still poses a problem when studying marine organisms from the deep.
Can Oil Rigs Grow into Ocean Reefs?
Scientists suggest keeping old offshore oil platforms as productive fish habitats.