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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Silver Surprise: Millions of Anchovies Swarm San Diego Surf
La Jolla anchovies
July 9th, 2014
A Northern anchovy school was the largest group of anchovies ever seen offshore of La Jolla in the last 30 years.
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'Alien' Catfish Baffles Scientists
a tiny toothy catfish called Kryptoglanis shajii
May 13th, 2014
A small, toothy fish, which researchers say resembles the terrifying creature from the movie 'Alien,' is turning out to be a big mystery for the scientists who study it.
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A New Reason to Love Bottom Feeders: They Suck Up Carbon
This deep-sea lizard fish (<em>Bathysaurus ferox</em>) was found at a depth of TK (200 meters) on the continental slope off the west coast of Scotland.
June 4th, 2014
Deep-sea fish capture more than a million tons of carbon dioxide from U.K. and Irish surface waters each year, a new study found.
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Too Much Iron from Meat May Raise Heart Risks
A steak sits on a dinner plate
May 2nd, 2014
The iron in red meat may raise your risk for heart disease, but iron in vegetables seems to have no ill effect, a new study says.
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Tropical Fish Struggle to Survive in Warming Waters
Image of fish
February 14th, 2014
The rising ocean temperatures that may come with climate change pose a threat to fish that live near the equator, a new study from Australia suggests.
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The Threat of Illegal Fishing Is Too Great to Ignore (Op-Ed)
trawling, fishing
June 24th, 2014
Illegal fishing is a $23-billion-a-year industry, and it's devastating the oceans.
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Full Moon Lures Ferocious Muskie Fish to Bite
muskie in the deep
May 28th, 2014
Muskellunges, the biggest freshwater fish in North America, are easier to catch during the full and new moons, likely because they have different feeding habits then.
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Sailfish Stealthily Slash Prey with Bills
sailfish bill slashing
April 22nd, 2014
Researchers solve the mystery of the Atlantic sailfish's bill. This oceanic hunter uses its bill to sneak into schools of fish and slash or 'tap' potential prey. The finding reveals an unknown evolutionary solution to overcome the defense of schooling.
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