Fish Superpowers - Anatomy, Physiology, Evolution, Genetics, Koi Characteristics, Koi/Fish Welfare

In a unique pairing of biology and neutron science, researchers from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have gained new insights into aquatic biochemistry using the otoliths of the lake sturgeon, Acipenser fulvescens.  Read more by clicking the title or picture.

It has long been known that fish have an internal magnetic compass that helps them navigate. But when do they develop that ability?  Read the article by clicking on the title or picture.

What is the cost of having a large brain?  Read the fascinating article by clicking on the title or picture.

This graphic compares the light spectrum visible to three South American cichlid species (left) with the spectrum visible to many African species (right). South American cichlids have visual systems adapted to the red-shifted light environment of murky Amazonian waters.  Credit: Daniel Escobar-Camacho

Recent research on Chichlids suggests that fish may have color vision.  Read the article by clicking on the title or picture.

Zebrafish learn to balance by darting forward when they feel wobbly, a principle that may also apply to humans, according to a study led by researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center.  Read the article by clicking on the title or picture.

Over a two-year period the researchers went through about 50 bass, puncturing or fracturing hundreds of fish scales under the microscope, to try to understand their properties and mechanics better.  Read the findings and more about fish scales by clicking on the title or picture.

If you want to better understand ion exchange in Koi, take Professor Strange's excellent class onthe Physiology of Water Quality for Koi - #521 - http://koiorganisationinternational.org/course/physiology-water-quality-...

This study reflects new research on how fish control excess ions - read the article by clicking on the picture or title.

Koi jump, especially when they are moved from a large body of water to a small body of water.  but have you ever wondered how they developed the ability to jump?  Learn more by clicking ont he picture or title.

Danger from predators causes animals to form stronger friendships, according to new research. Read the story by clicking on the picture or title.

Photo Credit: Ronald Oldfield

Fish uses sneaking behavior as stealth mating strategy. Humans aren't the only species that resort to a little subterfuge - read the article by clicking on the title or picture.

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