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Fish News -- ScienceDaily
All about fish. Current research in marine biology including fish habitats, aquaculture, speciation, deep sea fish and more.
Fish News -- ScienceDaily
  • From dandruff to deep sea vents, an ecologically hyper-diverse fungus
    A ubiquitous skin fungus linked to dandruff, eczema and other itchy, flaky maladies in humans has now been tracked to even further global reaches -- including Hawaiian coral reefs and the extreme environments of arctic soils and deep sea vents. The study considers the diversity, ecology, and distribution of the fungi of the genus Malassezia in light of new insights gained from screening environmental sequencing datasets from around the world.
  • Fish and coral smell a bad neighborhood: Marine protected areas might not be enough to help overfished reefs recover
    Pacific corals and fish can both smell a bad neighborhood, and use that ability to avoid settling in damaged reefs. Damaged coral reefs emit chemical cues that repulse young coral and fish, discouraging them from settling in the degraded habitat, according to new research. The study shows for the first time that coral larvae can smell the difference between healthy and damaged reefs when they decide where to settle.

Coral Reef News

Coral reef information. Read current news articles on coral reefs in danger due to coral bleaching. See photos of coral reef fish and sponges. Learn about coral reef conservation.
  • From dandruff to deep sea vents, an ecologically hyper-diverse fungus
    A ubiquitous skin fungus linked to dandruff, eczema and other itchy, flaky maladies in humans has now been tracked to even further global reaches -- including Hawaiian coral reefs and the extreme environments of arctic soils and deep sea vents. The study considers the diversity, ecology, and distribution of the fungi of the genus Malassezia in light of new insights gained from screening environmental sequencing datasets from around the world.

Ethan Daniels

ethan_danielsFollowing a recent trip to the Dominican Republic, Photojournalist and Underwater Photographer Ethan Daniels has provided ReefID with some fantastic shots of Humpback Whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) to add to the database.


img_837816835The Humpback Whale is one of the largest species of baleen whales ranging from 12-16 meters and weighs approximately 36,000 kilos.  It is an extremely acrobatic animal that often breaches and slaps its tail making it extremely popular with whale watchers.

 
Found in oceans and seas around the world, the humpback is a traveler.  They typically migrate up to 25,000 kilometers from polar waters where they feed in the summer to tropical or sub-tropical waters to breed and give berth in the winter.

 

Ethan uses his extensive background in marine biology and photography to lead informative and fun trips to see these majestic animals as well as many other fantastic creatures through Wilderness Travel.  He has also produced the books "Under Cape Cod Waters" and "Coral Triangle Seascapes" along with his personal website www.oceanstockimages.com .


For more Humpback whale images and more information on Ethan Daniels, check out Ethan's Profile Page.