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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Wow! The Most Amazing Images in Science This Week
A two-headed salamander tadpole.
December 13th, 2014
The connection between dinosaurs and birds, strange new balloon-like fossils and an orphaned otter pup are just a few of the awesome photos in Science this week.
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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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For Sex-Changing Fish, Size Matters in Urchin Battle
Male sheephead fish
December 12th, 2014
A sex-changing California fish is growing bigger and gobbling up more sea urchins after a decade of protection, a new study finds.
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Seafood Mystery Meals (Gallery)
fish, shrimp, fraud, mislabeling
November 26th, 2014
Shrimp varieties may not be as familiar as fish, but that doesn't mean the ones on your dinner plate are what they should be.
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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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Modern Worldwide Danger Blooms from Ancient Bacteria
Toxic bloom in Lake Taihu, China
December 9th, 2014
Research results will have implications for many other lakes in the U.S. and around the world that are also experiencing toxic blooms.
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Shrimp-Labeling Fails Mean Mystery Meal Origins (Op-Ed)
Oceana fraud study mislabeled foods
November 26th, 2014
That fish on your plate may not be what you think — and there's a good chance that shrimp isn't either.
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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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