Fish

Find out everything there is to know about fish and stay updated on the latest news with the comprehensive articles, interactive features and fish pictures at LiveScience.com. Learn more about these fascinating creatures as scientists continue to make amazing discoveries about fish.
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Whoosh: ‘Salmon Cannon’ Shoots Fish Upstream to Spawn
fish shooting out of salmon cannon
November 13th, 2014
How long can a fish survive out of water? Long enough, it seems, for a 120-foot (37 meter) tube to vacuum up the fish and shoot it upriver, closer to the salmon's spawning grounds, research shows.
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Blind Cavefish Froze Its Internal Clock to Save Energy
The blind Mexican cavefish.
September 24th, 2014
Mexican cavefish saves energy by ditching circadian rhythm.
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Endangered Pupfish Could Vanish in 30 Years, Egg by Egg
Devils Hole pupfish
September 9th, 2014
The Devils Hole pupfish, an inch-long fish that sparked a Supreme Court battle, could go extinct in less than 30 years, a new modeling study concludes.
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'Extraordinary' 5,000-Year-Old Human Footprints Discovered
An ancient human footprint.
November 13th, 2014
When a pair of fishermen waded into the frigid waters of the southern Baltic Sea about 5,000 years ago, they probably didn't realize that the shifting seabed beneath their feet was recording their every move.
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Jellyfish Swarms: Bellwethers of Environmental Change
Jellyfish swarm in the Gulf of Mexico
September 11th, 2014
Human activities are promoting giant jellyfish swarms.
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Oversized Alien-Like 'Shrimp' Caught Off Florida Is ID'ed
An oversized alien-like creature, which is likely a mantis shrimp, was caught off Fort Pierce, Florida, recently.
September 5th, 2014
Florida fisherman catches more than he bargained for with giant "alien" shrimp.
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Lionfish's Terminator-Style Killing Alarms Scientists
a red lionfish
August 14th, 2014
When other predatory fish quit stalking their prey to look for easier targets, lionfish just keep on killing.
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In Photos: Stone Age Human Footprints Discovered
An ancient human footprint.
November 13th, 2014
Stone Age fishermen got stuck in the mud on the southern shore of Denmark's Lolland Island 5,000 years ago. Their footprints have been there ever since.
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