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A 23-Year-Old Woman Born Without A Vagina Receives One Made Out Of Tilapia Fish Skin

Jucilene Marinho, 23, was born with a disorder that prevented her from having a vagina. She underwent a procedure in April 2017 to receive a vagina made out of tilapia fish skin.

Medicine June 3, 2018

Couples Fond Of Seafood Have More Active Sex Life And Get Pregnant Faster

Researchers followed 500 couples from Michigan and Texas to record their seafood intake and rate of sexual intercourse for a duration of one year. The study found that couples who ate more seafood have more sex and conceived faster.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 25, 2018

Eating Fish Twice A Week Could Strengthen Heart Health, Study Says

The American Heart Association released a new advisory that recommended that Americans should increase their fish intake. Researchers believe that consuming fish at least twice a week could strengthen heart health.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 18, 2018

Hippo Poop Can Literally Kill Fish In Rivers: Study

In the Mara River, more than 4,000 hippos excrete 9.3 tons of waste every day. When it decomposes, it depletes oxygen levels and creates chemicals toxic to fish, potentially killing them.

Animals May 17, 2018

Fish With Human Teeth Caught Off South Carolina: Get To Know The Sheepshead Fish

A fish with human teeth, caught off the coast of South Carolina, had reportedly creeped people out. A biologist took to Facebook to educate people about the species.

Animals May 14, 2018

Underwater Twilight Zone Rariphotic Has So Many Undiscovered, Unique Fish Species

A new zone in the ocean called raripothic was discovered to have thousands of still undiscovered fish species. This rare and hidden part of the ocean is regarded as a twilight zone because of its vibrant ecosystem.

Animals March 22, 2018

New Population Of Extremely Rare Walking Fish Found In Tasmania

The red handfish is a rare species of fish that can walk on the seafloor using modified fins. Their number, originally thought to be between 20 and 40, has doubled after the discovery of a second colony.

Animals January 24, 2018

Eating Fish Helps Kids Grow Smarter And Sleep Better

A new study from the University of Pennsylvania revealed that greater fish consumption among children resulted in higher IQ test scores and better sleep. The improvement is attributed to omega-3 fatty acids, which are found in many kinds of fish.

Healthy Living/Wellness December 27, 2017

Reproductive Orgies Of Mexican Fish Are So Loud, They Can Deafen Dolphins

The Gulf Corvina has a really loud mating call and a noisy reproductive orgy. The fascinating spectacle of nature can however disappear and here's why.

Animals December 20, 2017

Mariana Snailfish: Here’s A Look At The Deepest-Dwelling Fish In The Ocean

An international team of researchers discovered a new species of snailfish, which they now call by its scientific name: Pseudoliparis swirei. For the first time, the team described the new species in a recently published paper.

Animals November 29, 2017

Massive Fish That Eats Prey Like Sharks Found In Nevada

The fossil of the Birgeria americana, a newly discovered fish species believed to look and eat prey like a shark, has been found in Nevada. Learn more about the findings of Swiss and U.S. researchers on the Nevada fossil.

Animals August 7, 2017

Giant Fish Species Eluded Scientists For Centuries: Here's How It Was Discovered

The new species of sunfish dubbed Hoodwinker has been hiding in plain sight for centuries. Here's how researchers tapped social media and used pictures, old publications, and museum collections to describe the new species of giant fish.

Animals July 25, 2017

New Giant Sunfish Species 'Hoodwinker' First To Be Discovered After More Than 100 Years

The newly named Hoodwinker Sunfish (Mola tecta) has evaded scientists for centuries. How was it discovered and what makes it different from the Mola mola and Mola ramsayi sunfish species?

Animals July 24, 2017

Transgender Fish: Contraceptive Pills Flushed Down Water Drains Cause Male Fish To Mutate Into Females

Male roach fish now exhibit more feminine traits, with some of them even starting to produce eggs. Chemicals present in birth control pills and other household products flushed down household drains are blamed for these changes.

Feature | Health July 4, 2017

Peanut Worm, Faceless Fish, And More: Strange Sea Creatures Surprise Australian Scientists

A team from Museums Victoria in Australia has just come back from its month-long deep sea expedition. Its surprise to the public: a range of strange underwater creatures that include the peanut worm, blob fish, and many more.

Animals June 19, 2017

Faceless Fish Missing Since 1873 Found In Deep Waters Of Australia

Scientists on a month-long research voyage surveying the abyss of Australia have rediscovered a faceless fish that was last seen more than 100 years ago. The creature was found at a depth of 4,000 meters.

Earth/Environment May 31, 2017

Europe's First Cave Fish Found By Spelunker In Germany

Spelunker Joachim Kreiselmaier accidentally found Europe's first known cave fish while exploring the Danube-Aach cave system in Germany. What are the characteristics of the newly discovered species?

Animals April 5, 2017

Sex-Shifting Parasitic Fish Chooses Gender Depending On Growth Rate, Study Says

A new study found sea lampreys become male or female depending on how nutrient-rich their environment is. Researchers believe this information can help keep in check this parasitic predatory fish, a threat to the North American Great Lakes.

Animals March 30, 2017

Incredible Photo Of Frozen Pike Fish Eating Bass Goes Viral: Is It Fake?

Two brothers who went ice fishing took an incredible snapshot of an object that went viral on Facebook: a frozen pike fish swallowing a bass. How did that happen? Is the photo real?

Animals February 8, 2017

Dorado Catfish Holds Record For World's Longest Freshwater Fish Migration

The dorado catfish holds the record for the world's longest exclusively freshwater fish migration, an international study has proven. Researchers uncover the species' epic life cycle journey from birth to adulthood.

Animals February 7, 2017

Ancient Bag-Like Sea Creature Could Be Oldest Human Ancestor

An ancient bag-like creature that lived during the Cambrian period could be the oldest relative of humans. Saccorhytus coronaries is the most primitive member of deuterostomes.

Animals January 31, 2017

Salmon From Alaska Now Carry Japanese Tapeworm Parasite

The Japanese broad tapeworm was once thought to infect only fish in Asia. Now, four species of Pacific salmon carry the parasite. What species of salmon are affected?

Public Health January 15, 2017

How To Lower Diverticulitis Risk? Replace One Meat Portion Daily With Chicken Or Fish, Suggests Study

Replacing even just one portion of red meat a day with chicken or fish has been found to help in reducing risks of developing diverticulitis in men.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 12, 2017

That's Not Really Halibut: Almost Half Of Sushi Served In LA Restaurants Mislabeled

A four-year study found that 47 percent of sushi served at 26 restaurants in Los Angles from 2012 to 2015 was mislabeled. The study also suggests that environmental regulations governing endangered species have also been violated.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 12, 2017

Fossilized Shark Skull Reveals How Mysterious Ghost Sharks Evolved

Micro CT scan of a fossilized skull of an ancient fish revealed ghost sharks are descended from prehistoric sharks called symmoriiforms. Scientists now have an idea where to place the chimaera in the evolutionary tree of life.

Animals January 5, 2017

New Coral Reef Fish Species Found Only In Hawaii’s Papahanaumokuakea Named After President Obama

A new species of coral reef fish has been named after President Barack Obama. The naming of the Tosanoides obama acknowledges Obama’s initiatives in the preservation of the natural environment.

Animals December 23, 2016

Mutant Fish Evolved To Withstand Lethal Levels Of Toxic Waste In Polluted Waters

The atlantic killifish has evolved to be 8,000 times more resilient to toxic waste than other species of fish. High levels of genetic variation allow the fish to adapt to industrial pollutants that would normally kill them.

Animals December 10, 2016

Japan Amusement Park Freezes 5,000 Dead Fish In Ice Skating Rink To Attract Visitors

Space World in Japan issued an apology after receiving negative reactions for its ice skating rink concept. The rink had 5,000 dead fishes that were frozen into the ice.

Animals November 29, 2016

Nice To Meet You: Personality May Help Boost Reproduction Rates In Fish

Senegalese sole fish were found to have steady personality traits. According to the research, the data could be used in order to encourage reproduction in captivity.

Animals November 15, 2016

Armored Prehistoric Fish In China Holds Clue To Where Our Jaws Came From

Elements of the modern jaw seen in modern-day vertebrates including humans were found in a prehistoric armored fish. The creature belongs to the group of extinct creatures known as placoderms.

Ancient October 21, 2016

Fish Sing Choruses In The Sea At Dawn Just Like Birds

Fishes may seem like silent creatures but in the sea, these marine animals actually produce choruses when their song overlaps those of the others. What role does sound play in fish behaviors?

Animals September 25, 2016

This Fish Sings Only At Night Due To Melatonin, Body Clock

Male species of the midshipman fish often 'sing' to woo females during breeding season, but scientists have long wondered why these aquatic animals only sing late at night. A new study may provide an explanation.

Animals September 22, 2016

Fish Have Unique Personality But Lose Them When They Go To 'School'

New research on personality traits of fish has revealed that they have a unique personality. However, this personality will be gone once they join schools and display consensus behavior.

Animals September 17, 2016

Newly Discovered Fish Species In Hawaii Named After Obama

A newly discovered fish species endemic in Hawaii will be named after U.S. President Barack Obama in gratitude for his contributions in conservation. The president recently visited the region to draw attention to conservation efforts.

Animals September 4, 2016

Fish Fingers: Scientists Find Evolutionary Link Between Fins And Hands

A new study by scientists in Chicago has found evidence to support the deep evolutionary link between the fin rays of fish and the toes and fingers of animals. Researchers used a novel gene editing technique to arrive at their findings.

Animals August 20, 2016

Parasite Killing Thousands Of Fish Prompts Montana Wildlife Officials To Close Yellow Stone River

Wildlife officials decided to close the Yellowstone River to prevent further spread of the parasite that has killed thousands of fishes. How long will the closure last?

Earth/Environment August 19, 2016

Don't Dump Goldfish Into Lake, Your Pet Fish May Turn Into An Enormous Pest

The seemingly harmless pet goldfish thrown into wild bodies of water like lakes can turn into enourmous pests. They become invasive species that can pose a threat to the ecosystem.

Animals August 18, 2016

Fish Urine Crucial To Health And Growth Of Coral Reefs

Many fish species benefit from the protection and shelter that coral reefs provide. In return, they give back to the ecosystem by offering their urine that provides vital nutrients for coral reefs to grow.

Earth/Environment August 16, 2016

Piranha Relative Pacu Fish With Human-Like Teeth Found In Michigan Lakes

The South American pacu fish, a vegetarian relative of the piranha, is not native to Michigan lakes. How did it get to the state's bodies of water?

Animals August 13, 2016

Washington Scientist Intends To Scan, Digitize All Fish In The World

A biology professor in Washington has begun scanning and digitizing images of various types of fish. His goal is to create a clearinghouse for morphological information on every known species of fish in the world.

Animals August 1, 2016

Here's Why You Should Not Buy A Blue Tang Fish Like Dory

With the success of the film 'Finding Nemo' came the threat to global species of orange clownfish. Experts are concerned that the same thing could happen for blue tang fish, the star of the franchise's sequel.

Animals June 19, 2016

Glow-in-the-dark Ocean Fish Are More Widespread Than Known

New research suggests that glow-in-the-dark marine creatures are more widespread that what was previously known. Their ability to create light may have also been key to marine biodiversity.

Animals June 9, 2016

Archerfish Can Recognize Human Faces - That's No Fish Story

Fish are able to recognize human faces, researchers at the University of Oxford have discovered. Remember that the next time you are making faces in your aquarium!

Animals June 8, 2016

Personality Changes Can Affect Body Shape And Movement, Fish Study Reveals

Zebrafish selectively bred to be bolder demonstrated changes in seemingly unrelated traits, such as sporting sleeker body shapes and darting through water quickly, a new study on animal behavior has revealed.

Animals June 5, 2016

Tiny Ocean Fish Prefer To Eat Plastic Over Plankton

Young fish are getting hooked on consuming microplastic particles instead of their usual diet of zooplankton, a new Swedish study has warned. The findings renewed calls to ban plastic microbeads as one way to tackle the dire situation.

Earth/Environment June 3, 2016

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