The reef fish people find ugly more likely to be endangered, study finds | fold

There are plenty of fish in the sea, but “ugly” fish deserve love too, according to a study. The reef fish people rate as most aesthetically pleasing are also the ones that seem to need the least conservation support, while the fish most likely to rank as “ugly” are the most endangered species, the research … Read more

Fish on drugs: cocktail of medications is ‘contaminating ocean food chain’ | fold

Nicknamed “gray ghosts” for their lustrous silver scales, remarkable stealth and speed, bonefish can swim at up to 40mph. This species, protected by catch-and-release laws in the US, is revered by anglers around the world, many of whom visit Florida to seek the elusive fish. But evidence points to a steep drop in bonefish numbers … Read more