Big lionfish found at disturbing depths

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The relentless scourge of lionfish has crept to unexpected depths: Off the coast of Florida, researchers say they found the venomous invader thriving around a sunken ship at 300 feet (91 meters) below the water’s surface.

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Cute or spooky? Underwater pictures earn seal of approval in contest

(Photos: Kyle McBurnie, Joseph Tepper, Laura Rock)

How could you resist a cute harbor seal looking at you from a kelp forest off the California coast? The judges for the 2013 Underwater Photography Contest clearly couldn’t: They chose Kyle McBurnie’s picture of a soulful seal as the competition’s top image.

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Invasive ‘Frankenfish’ that can live out of water for days to be hunted in NYC’s Central Park

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Environmental officials are planning to survey a Central Park lake this week to search for an invasive type of toothy predator fish that threatens to disrupt the ecosystem.

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Here’s a first: Fish using sign language

(Photo: Klaus Jost via University of Michigan’s Animal Diversity Web)

Two types of fish have been shown to use gestures, or sign language, to help one another hunt. This is the first time these types of gestures have been found to occur in animals other than primates and ravens.

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Fisherman reels in Arizona’s heaviest recorded fish

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PHOENIX – Eddie “Flathead Ed” Wilcoxson was asleep on the fold-out cot of his 24-foot pontoon boat on Friday, April 12, when what would become a state record flathead catfish began taking drag at Bartlett Lake.

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Whoa! 4-pound goldfish found in Lake Tahoe

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A new kind of lake monster has been found, in the depths of Lake Tahoe: gigantic goldfish. Researchers trawling the lake for invasive fish species scooped up a goldfish that was nearly 1.5 feet long and weighed 4.2 pounds.

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Bait and switch: That fish dinner may not be what you ordered

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When you sit down for a meal at your favorite sushi restaurant, the bite at the end of those chopsticks probably isn’t what you think it is. A new report sheds light on this dirty secret of the food industry: Cheap fish is widely passed off as more expensive varieties, at customers’ expense.

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$9.8M worth of herring found dead in Icelandic fjord

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Dead herring are seen floating on Tuesday in Kolgrafafjordur, a small fjord in west Iceland, for the second time in two months.

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Japan bluefin tuna sells for record $1.76 million

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A bluefin tuna sold for a record $1.76 million at a Tokyo auction Saturday, nearly three times the previous high set last year — even as environmentalists warn that stocks of the majestic, speedy fish are being depleted worldwide amid strong demand for sushi.