African Coelacanths May Live to Be 100: Study
African Coelacanths May Live to Be 100: Study
This evolutionarily ancient fish species has a lifespan that’s around five times longer than previously thought, and a gestation time of more than five years.
African Coelacanths May Live to Be 100: Study
African Coelacanths May Live to Be 100: Study

This evolutionarily ancient fish species has a lifespan that’s around five times longer than previously thought, and a gestation time of more than five years.

This evolutionarily ancient fish species has a lifespan that’s around five times longer than previously thought, and a gestation time of more than five years.

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US Pesticide Use Is Down, but Damage to Pollinators Is Rising
US Pesticide Use Is Down, but Damage to Pollinators Is Rising
Amanda Heidt | Apr 5, 2021
The use of pesticides has decreased in the US by more than 40 percent since 1992, but the emergence of more-potent chemicals means that they are far more damaging to many species.
Book Club Discussion of Lulu Miller&#39;s <em>Why Fish Don&#39;t Exist</em>
Book Club Discussion of Lulu Miller's Why Fish Don't Exist
The Scientist Social Club | Mar 26, 2021
The Scientist Social Club talked to the author and her dad, Chris Miller. 
Oceanic Shark and Ray Numbers Down 71 Percent over Past 50 Years
Oceanic Shark and Ray Numbers Down 71 Percent over Past 50 Years
Lisa Winter | Jan 28, 2021
Overfishing is the biggest factor driving these species toward extinction, researchers conclude from a new study.
<em>Why</em> <em>Fish Don&rsquo;t Exist</em> TS Book Club Discussion
Why Fish Don’t Exist TS Book Club Discussion
The Scientist Creative Services Team | Jan 28, 2021
Join The Scientist on March 19 to discuss Lulu Miller’s book about a determined taxonomist whose life and work constitute a fable illustrating the hazards of categorization.
For Mates to Fuse Bodies, Some Anglerfish Have Lost Immune Genes
For Mates to Fuse Bodies, Some Anglerfish Have Lost Immune Genes
Katarina Zimmer | Jul 30, 2020
In most vertebrates, the absence of adaptive immunity would be catastrophic, but in some deep-sea angler fish species, it enables their “wild” and “wacky” mating habits.
Ichthyologist Jack Randall Dies
Ichthyologist Jack Randall Dies
Kerry Grens | May 7, 2020
The taxonomist described more than 800 species of fish.
Isotopic Bomb Traces Are a Boon to Biological Dating
Isotopic Bomb Traces Are a Boon to Biological Dating
Shawna Williams | Feb 21, 2020
The decades-old signature of nuclear testing can reveal the ages of organisms, or even individual cells.
Fish Steals Bioluminescence from Prey
Fish Steals Bioluminescence from Prey
Abby Olena | Jan 9, 2020
Rather than making its own light, a shallow-water marine fish gets all the tools that it needs for bioluminescence production from eating tiny, glowing crustaceans.
Image of the Day: Tiny Fish
Image of the Day: Tiny Fish
Jef Akst | Dec 2, 2019
This 1-centimenter-long frogfish is one of the many subjects of marine photographer Richard Smith.
Fish Biologist Victoria Braithwaite Dies
Fish Biologist Victoria Braithwaite Dies
Catherine Offord | Oct 30, 2019
The Penn State University scientist was known for her work on fish’s perception of pain.
Image of the Day: Tunabot
Image of the Day: Tunabot
Emily Makowski | Sep 25, 2019
This fish-inspired robot swims at greater speeds than previous ones.
Image of the Day: Fish that Eat Fish
Image of the Day: Fish that Eat Fish
Emily Makowski | Sep 13, 2019
Researchers categorize the different jaws of piscivorous fishes.
Newly Described Electric Eel Has Strongest Voltage Yet Measured
Newly Described Electric Eel Has Strongest Voltage Yet Measured
Kerry Grens | Sep 10, 2019
The same study also finds there are three species of Electrophorus, rather than one.
Image of the Day: Flashlight Fish
Image of the Day: Flashlight Fish
Nicoletta Lanese | Aug 21, 2019
The bioluminescent Anomalops katoptron can coordinate its schooling behavior after dark. 
Invasive Carp Could Spread Across Lake Michigan on Detritus Diet
Invasive Carp Could Spread Across Lake Michigan on Detritus Diet
Nicoletta Lanese | Aug 14, 2019
The fish’s undiscerning palate might make more of the lake habitable to the species than once thought, according to a new study.
Pufferfish Spines Shaped by Same Genes as Feathers and Fish Scales
Pufferfish Spines Shaped by Same Genes as Feathers and Fish Scales
Nicoletta Lanese | Jul 29, 2019
To see if the spiky fish shares signaling pathways found in other organisms, scientists scooped up specimens during a mating frenzy on the shores of Japan.
Image of the Day: Cichlid Cranium
Image of the Day: Cichlid Cranium
Nicoletta Lanese | Jul 25, 2019
Maternal care for the fish alters the structure of their developing heads.
Image of the Day: Imitation Fish
Image of the Day: Imitation Fish
Chia-Yi Hou | Jun 20, 2019
Scientists create a soft-bodied robotic fish that pumps synthetic blood and swims on its own.
Image of the Day: Invisible Weapons
Image of the Day: Invisible Weapons
Chia-Yi Hou | Jun 6, 2019
See a close-up of the deep-sea dragonfish’s transparent teeth.