San Diego Aquarium Breeds Rare Sea Dragon
The Birch Aquarium announced the hatching of two weedy sea dragons, becoming one of the few in the world to successfully breed the unusual fish. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - February 14, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: news

University of Guam secures grant for innovative coral restoration work
(University of Guam) Coral restoration efforts on Guam received a funding boost of $856,000 for the next three years. The funds were awarded to the University of Guam on Nov. 18 by the National Fish& Wildlife Foundation through its National Coastal Resilience Fund and will be matched with $596,000 raised by the university, bringing the total to $1.4 million. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 14, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

‘Romeo seeking Juliet in the animal kingdom’
Wondering how to woo your crush this Valentine ’s Day? When it comes to love, don’t wing it — take a lesson from the birds (and bees) instead.“Humans often believe romance is unique to our species, but it’s not,” said Dr. Barbara Natterson-Horowitz, co-director of  UCLA ’s Evolutionary Medicine Program. “Sexual conversations unfold across the animal kingdom between individuals who are sizing each other up.”Mirroring the drama of the human world, romance in the wild is never certain. Plenty of animal suitors get rejected.“Unlike a dance or ritual with pre...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - February 13, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Lane change in the cytoskeleton
(Technical University of Munich (TUM)) Many amphibians and fish are able to change their color in order to better adapt to their environment. Munich-based scientists have now investigated the molecular mechanisms in the cytoskeleton necessary for this and revealed potential evolutionary paths. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 12, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Physics of Life -- Lane change in the cytoskeleton
(Ludwig-Maximilians-Universit ä t M ü nchen) Many amphibians and fish are able to change their color in order to better adapt to their environment. Munich-based scientists have now investigated the molecular mechanisms in the cytoskeleton necessary for this and revealed potential evolutionary paths. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 12, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Why the goby can conquer the waters of the world
(University of Basel) The round goby, one of the most common invasive freshwater fish in the world, boasts a particularly robust immune system, which could be one of the reasons for its excellent adaptability. This is the result of genome research by an international team of biologists, coordinated at the University of Basel and published in the journal BMC Biology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 11, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Anatomical details of rare electric fish revealed by an advanced imaging technique
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) Thanks to the use of high-resolution microcomputed tomography, a cross-border research collaboration was able to study the only three known specimens of Tembeassu marauna, held at the University of S ã o Paulo's Zoology Museum. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 11, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Climate Change is Decimating the Chinstrap Penguins of Antarctica
Chinstrap penguins are exquisitely adapted to their environment. They live and breed in some of the world’s harshest conditions, nesting in the windblown, rocky coves of the Antarctic Peninsula, a strip of land comprising the northernmost part of the frigid continent. In water they are precision hunters, darting after krill, the tiny shrimp-like crustaceans that are their sole food source, utilizing barbed tongues engineered for catching the slipperiest of prey. On land, these 2-2.5-foot-tall flightless birds are prodigious mountaineers, able to scale rocky escarpments in spite of their ungainly waddle. Their perfect...
Source: TIME: Science - February 11, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Aryn Baker / Antarctica Tags: Uncategorized biodiversity climate change embargoed study Source Type: news

The Heartbreak Of The Deli Counter: More Thinly Sliced Data
The authors sought to find an association (again, not cause) between various types of meats and fish with all-cause mortality and cardiovascular disease. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - February 10, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Nina Shapiro, Contributor Source Type: news

Next-gen warfare: DARPA tests “drone swarms” that will be operated by artificial intelligence, not human beings
(Natural News) In the 2019 film “Angel Has Fallen” starring Morgan Freeman as the U.S. leader and Gerard Butler as his trusted aid, the bad guys stage a rather unorthodox attack against the president and his Secret Service security detail. As the characters played by Freeman and Butler fish in the middle of a small... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pond scum smoothies are set to take health food market by storm
Foods made with the gunk that lies on the top of stagnant water - and once found mainly in commercial fish food - have higher protein levels than products including chicken, beef and fish. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Omega-3 fatty acids and mood disorders: How omega-3s can help fight depression
(Natural News) Omega-3 fatty acids are incredibly important fats that have powerful benefits that support various bodily functions. These fats are lauded for their ability to significantly boost heart health — particularly as fish oil supplements. According to the American Heart Association, healthy adults are recommended to eat at least two servings of fish per... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

East African fish in need of recovery
(Wildlife Conservation Society) A study of East African coral reefs has uncovered an unfolding calamity for the region: plummeting fish populations due to overfishing, which in turn could produce widespread food insecurity. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 6, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Can fish oil and curcumin prevent muscle atrophy?
(Natural News) It’s no secret that turmeric is one of the healthiest spices on the planet, thanks to curcumin, its primary active ingredient. While the spice is a key addition to many curries, most people find the taste to be a little too strong. Fish oil, on the other hand, is often linked to improved... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Red and processed meat linked to CVD and all-cause mortality
Researchers advise trying to swap red meat and processed meats for fish, seafood, nuts and legumes Related items fromOnMedica Most supplements offer no real benefit, some might increase risks WHO dietary fat guidance fails to consider crucial evidence Plant-based diet linked to lower risk of heart failure Vitamin D supplements do not confer cardiovascular protection Sweetened drinks greater risk for poor glycaemic control (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - February 5, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Meat, Poultry, Not Fish, May Up Risk for Cardiovascular Disease
TUESDAY, Feb. 4, 2020 -- Among U.S. adults, intake of processed meat, unprocessed red meat, and poultry, but not fish, is associated with an increased risk for incident cardiovascular disease (CVD), according to a study published online Feb. 3 in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 4, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Red And Processed Meat Are Not OK For Health, Study Says, Despite News To The Contrary
(CNN) — If you’ve been swayed by recent reports that red and processed meat isn’t harmful to your health, put down that bacon — there’s bad news. New analysis of long term data on nearly 30,000 people found a small but significant risk of death from any cause tied to eating two servings of processed meat or unprocessed red meat each week. Similar risks for cardiovascular disease were found for those eating two servings a week of processed meat, unprocessed red meat or poultry — although that last category might be due to frying or the consumption of skin, researchers said. There was no a...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - February 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Syndicated CBSN Boston CNN Red Meat Source Type: news

Red meat DOES raise your risk of heart disease, study finds
The study by Northwestern University in Chicago found that red meat and processed meat raised the risk of dying prematurely of any cause by three per cent, but poultry and fish did not. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Meat isn't good for you
(Northwestern University) A large study links red and processed meat with higher risk of heart disease and death. Eating two servings of red meat, processed meat or poultry -- but not fish -- per week was linked to a 3 to 7% higher risk of cardiovascular disease. Eating two servings of red meat or processed meat -- but not poultry or fish -- per week was associated with a 3% higher risk of all causes of death. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 3, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

We Know Factory Farming Is Terrible, But What About Farmed Fish?
Fish farms are linked to pollution, antibiotic overuse and emissions. An indoor salmon farm in Miami claims it can solve these problems. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - January 31, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: news

A Timeline of How the Wuhan Coronavirus Has Spread —And How the World Has Reacted
A new virus has emerged from central China, infecting thousands with severe respiratory illness and killing dozens. Health officials, doctors and researchers are scrambling to contain the outbreak. As of publication, there are over 8,200 confirmed cases globally, and over 170 deaths attributed to the infection, the vast majority in China. Zoom into and hover over the maps below for details on those confirmed cases. ( function() { var func = function() { var iframe = document.getElementById('wpcom-iframe-40912b510be4a8082d91a09078e8890d') if ( iframe ) { iframe.onload = function() { iframe.cont...
Source: TIME: Health - January 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lon Tweeten, Emily Barone and Elijah Wolfson Tags: Uncategorized 2019-nCoV Source Type: news

Fish that can repair their OWN HEART: Scientists discover immune cell involved
University of Oxford scientists were 'surprised' to find that immune cells, called macrophages, helped zebrafish regenerate their own heart tissue. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers rank 'smartest' schools of fish when it comes to travel formations
(New Jersey Institute of Technology) A research team from New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) and New York University (NYU) has showcased a new mathematical model capable of determining what formations give a school's swimmers the biggest advantage when it comes to energy efficiency and speeds, particularly when compared to school-less fishes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 29, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Should We Worry About Bicuspid Aortic Valve?
Discussion The aortic valve usually has 3 leaflets. In bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) there are 2 asymmetric leaflets with a fish-mouthed orifice between them which may not open fully. It occurs in about 0.5-2% of the population making it one of the most common congenital heart anomalies and the most common one in adults. Transmission is autosomal dominant yet males are more likely to have BAV, indicating potential reduced penetrance in females. “BAVs are different, however, in that the tissue pathology is not limited to the valves’ leaflets but extends from the left ventricular outflow tract to the ascending thor...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - January 27, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Race to exploit the world ’s seabed set to wreak havoc on marine life
New research warns that ‘blue acceleration’ – a global goldrush to claim the ocean floor – is already impacting on the environment.The scaly-foot snail is one of Earth ’s strangest creatures. It lives more than 2,300 metres below the surface of the sea on a trio of deep-sea hydrothermal vents at the bottom of the Indian Ocean. Here it has evolved a remarkable form of protection against the crushing, grim conditions found at these Stygian depths. It grows a shell made of iron.Discovered in 1999, the multi-layered iron sulphide armour ofChrysomallon squamiferum–which measures a few centime...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 25, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Robin McKie Science Editor Tags: Oceans Environment Pollution Mining Science Fish Travel and transport World news Source Type: news

Remarkable Walking Sharks Are Strutting All Over and Here ’s Their Deal
Scientists have discovered four new species of walking sharks proving the ocean somehow can always seem a little more mysterious. According to a study published in the Marine and Freshwater Research journal on Tuesday, the Hemiscylliidae genus of sharks “walk” using their pectoral and pelvic fins to move across the ocean floor and live in coastal waters around northern Australia and the island of New Guinea. But if you’re now having visions of a walking Jaws strolling toward you through the surf, not to worry. The scientists who authored the study say that walking sharks, also called “epaulette&rdqu...
Source: TIME: Science - January 24, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Megan McCluskey Tags: Uncategorized animals clickmonsters onetime viral Source Type: news

The West Blames the Wuhan Coronavirus on China ’s Love of Eating Wild Animals. The Truth Is More Complex
This reporter was once served slices of sashimi still attached to the carcass of a gasping fish.) Eating wild animals is also considered a luxury because of their rarity and cost, much like game is in the West. Some practitioners of Traditional Chinese Medicine also believe that eating exotic creatures can cure certain ailments and boost “male potency.” “This is just part of Chinese culture,” says Yanzhong Huang, a public heath expert at the Council for Foreign Relations. “They love to eat anything alive.” Wild animals are, of course, especially problematic because their murky provenienc...
Source: TIME: Health - January 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Charlie Campbell / Wuhan, China Tags: Uncategorized China Infectious Disease onetime overnight Source Type: news

Blue Innovation in the Commonwealth
By Patricia ScotlandJan 23 2020 (IPS) With 95 per cent of the ocean still unexplored by humans, we are only just beginning to understand its profound influence on life on earth, including its effect on global climate and ecosystems. As we do so, more and more countries are exploring the immense potential of the ‘blue economy’ to build wealth, create jobs and improve lives, and how this can be done in ways which protect ocean health and promote sustainability. The value of ocean assets (including natural capital) is conservatively estimated at US$24 trillion, and the worldwide ocean economy is worth around US$2...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Patricia Scotland Tags: Biodiversity Climate Change Development & Aid Economy & Trade Environment Featured Global Green Economy Headlines Health Labour Natural Resources TerraViva United Nations Trade & Investment Source Type: news

Scientists Predict Fish Behavior from Real-Time Brain Monitoring
Researchers could anticipate which way an eight-day-old zebrafish will flick its tail based on brain activity 10 seconds earlier. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - January 22, 2020 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Fish Oil Supplements Tied to Testicular Health Fish Oil Supplements Tied to Testicular Health
Men who consume fish oil supplements, which are high in omega-3 fatty acids, might get a boost in fertility, a new study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - January 22, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Urology News Source Type: news

There Is Plastic In Your Fish
There are more than 51 trillion microplastic particles in the sea, more than 500 times the number of stars in the Milky Way. We are starting to see them show up in our seafood. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - January 22, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ariella Simke, Contributor Source Type: news

Short Takes
Members of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology have elected Representative Lizzie Fletcher (D-TX) to be the next chair of the Energy Subcommittee. She replaces Representative Conor Lamb (D-PA), who joined the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee in November 2019. Fletcher previously served as the chair of the Environment Subcommittee, which will now be led by Representative Mikie Sherrill (D-NJ). Representative Bill Foster (D-IL) will now chair the Investigations and Oversight Subcommittee. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has launched a 5-year status review of the grizzly bear under the Endang...
Source: Public Policy Reports - January 21, 2020 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Fish Oil Supplement Intake Linked to Better Testicular Function
TUESDAY, Jan. 21, 2020 -- For young men, fish oil supplement intake is associated with better testicular function, according to a study published online Jan. 17 in JAMA Network Open. Tina Kold Jensen, Ph.D., from the University of Southern Denmark... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 21, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Novel composite antimicrobial film could take a bite out of foodborne illnesses
(Penn State) A novel composite film -- created by the bonding of an antimicrobial layer to conventional, clear polyethylene plastic typically used to vacuum-package foods such as meat and fish -- could help to decrease foodborne illness outbreaks, according to researchers in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - January 21, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Researchers examine the potential of curcumin and fish oil supplementation for muscle response during unloading state
(Natural News) In a study, researchers from Texas A&M University investigated the effects of combining fish oil and curcumin on skeletal muscle formation and stress response proteins during mechanical unloading. They published their findings in Nutrition Research. Skeletal muscles are capable of remodeling, in particular, after dynamic stress is applied. However, force production in muscle is impaired,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fish oil supplements linked to better testicular function
Men who took supplements had higher semen volume and testicular volume, and better hormone levels Related items fromOnMedica Parity lower in women with unfavourable lipid profile Vitamin pills to help subfertile men Scientists create human sperm from stem cells Women doing heavy or shift work have lower fertility NICE to review fertility guidance (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 21, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Rethinking the Minamata tragedy: what mercury species was really responsible? - James AK, Nehzati S, Dolgova NV, Sokaras D, Kroll T, Eto K, O'Donoghue JL, Watson G, Myers GJ, Krone PH, Pickering IJ, George GN.
Industrial release of mercury into the local Minamata environment with consequent poisoning of local communities through contaminated fish and shellfish consumption is considered the classic case of environmental mercury poisoning. However, the mercury spe... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Ciguatera fish poisoning: the risk from an Aotearoa/New Zealand perspective - Rhodes LL, Smith KF, Murray JS, Nishimura T, Finch SC.
Gambierdiscus and Fukuyoa species have been identified in Aotearoa/New Zealand ’s coastal waters and G. polynesiensis, a known producer of ciguatoxins, has been isolated from Rangitāhua/Kermadec Islands (a New Zealand territory). The warming of the T... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Marine tetrodotoxin as a risk for human health - Madejska A, Michalski M, Osek J.
Tetrodotoxin (TTX) is a toxin mainly occurring naturally in contaminated puffer fish, which are a culinary delicacy in Japan. It is also detected in various marine organisms like globefish, starfish, sunfish, stars, frogs, crabs, snails, Australian blue-ri... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Fish oil supplements may improve sperm quality
According to a study published inJAMA Network Open, taking fish oil supplements may improve testicular function and sperm quality.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 20, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

On the edge between science and art: Historical biodiversity data from Japanese 'gyotaku'
(Pensoft Publishers) Japanese cultural art of 'gyotaku,' which means 'fish impression' or 'fish rubbing,' captures accurate images of fish specimens. It has been used by recreational fishermen and artists since the Edo Period. Distributional data from 261 'Gyotaku' rubbings were extracted for 218 individual specimens, roughly representing regional fish fauna and common fishing targets in Japan through the years. The results of the research are presented in a paper published by Japanese scientists in open-access journal Zookeys. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 20, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Fish oil supplements tied to improved male fertility
(Reuters Health) - Men who consume fish oil supplements, which are high in omega-3 fatty acids, might get a boost in fertility, a new study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Fish oil can boost sperm count and make men's testicles BIGGER, study claims
Scientists at the University of Southern Denmark tested the sperm of more than 1,600 men going through national service fitness testing and found those taking omega-3 ejaculated more sperm. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Fish oil boosts sperm count, semen volume
Researchers in Denmark found that men who used the nutritional supplement -- known for its key ingredient, omega-3 fatty acid -- had higher semen volumes and total sperm counts. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - January 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Go Ahead, Call Me a Provider Go Ahead, Call Me a Provider
While debate over the title'provider'rages on social media, Dr Nabhan asks,'Don't we have bigger fish to fry? 'Medscape Oncology (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - January 17, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology Commentary Source Type: news

Fish Oil Supplements Tied to Sperm Health
Young men who took fish oil supplements had higher sperm counts, a greater sperm volume and larger average testicular size. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nicholas Bakalar Tags: Sperm Dietary Supplements and Herbal Remedies Fish and Other Marine Life Oils and Fats Vitamins Testicles Source Type: news

Fish Oil Supplements Might Help Men Become Dads
FRIDAY, Jan. 17, 2020 -- Couples struggling to get pregnant might want to add a little more fish in their diet, a new study says. Young men who take fish oil supplements appear to have better sperm quality and higher testosterone levels than those... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 17, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

The carbon footprint of dinner: How 'green' are fish sticks?
(University of California - Santa Cruz) Fish sticks may be a tasty option for dinner, but are they good for the planet? A new study of the climate impacts of seafood products reveals that the processing of Alaskan pollock into fish sticks, imitation crab, and fish fillets generates significant greenhouse gas emissions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 16, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Two Fish-Oil Candidates Fail Late-Stage Tests Two Fish-Oil Candidates Fail Late-Stage Tests
AstraZeneca stops trial of omega-3 carboxylic acids (Epanova) for mixed dyslipidemia; Acasti Pharma trial of omega-3 phospholipid (CaPre) fails to meet end point in severe hypertriglyceridemia.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - January 15, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Global impact of ciguatoxins and ciguatera fish poisoning on fish, fisheries and consumers - Soli ño L, Costa PR.
Ciguatera fish poisoning (CFP) is one of the most devastating food-borne illnesses caused by fish consumption. Ciguatoxins (CTXs) are potent neurotoxins synthesized by the benthic microalgae Gambierdiscus spp. and Fukuyoa spp. that are transmitted to fish ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news