Unravelling the extinction risk of poorly-known groupers

Mar. 30, 2016 by

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List classifies species into categories of risk of extinction. Assessments are mostly based on quantitative data and evaluate if the population of a given species is either declining or stable. Species

‘Twilight zone’ fish swim silently with forked tails

Jan. 20, 2016 by

An international team of researchers has identified a way to predict which reef fish can live across a greater range of depths, increasing their chances of surviving natural disasters such as cyclones and coral bleaching. Study lead author, Dr Tom

The life of fishes at the world’s smallest and isolated tropical island

Mar. 18, 2015 by

Reef fish communities have been intensely studied on large reef systems in the Caribbean Sea and Western Pacific regions, whereas communities on small and remote oceanic islands are still poorly understood. Logistical constraints imposed by remoteness limit fieldwork time and increase

Taking over the oceans: adult fish characteristics predict a species’ dispersal

Sep. 26, 2013 by

As fish disperse to find new habitats, scientists have developed a new model to judge a species’ success in colonising new places. The study, published this week on PNAS (open access), has shown some surprising results, suggesting that success can

Lionfish found following the current trend

Jun. 28, 2013 by

In findings published today in the Marine Ecology Progress Series, researchers have found that ocean currents may explain why the Indo-Pacific lionfish Pterois volitans living in the Atlantic is yet to make its way to Brazil. Osmar Luiz, from Macquarie

Collaborative research results in publication on coral reef fish latitudinal shifts

May. 1, 2013 by

An ongoing collaboration among researchers from the University of Technology of Sydney, University of Sydney and the Macquarie University, in Sydney, the James Cook University and the Australian Institute of Marine Science in Townsville, and the Kochi University in Japan, resulted

Something to look at when you think about dispersal

Mar. 28, 2012 by