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Mystery giant jellyfish washes up in Australia
Mystery giant jellyfish washes up in Australia

Scientists were Thursday working to classify a new species of giant jellyfish that washed up on an Australian beach, describing it as a "whopper" that took their breath away.

Mystery giant jellyfish washes up in Australia
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Japan asks WTO to intervene on S.Korean atomic fish ban

Japan has asked the World Trade Organisation to step into a row over Seoul's import ban on fish caught in waters near the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, officials said Tuesday.

Japan asks WTO to intervene on S.Korean atomic fish ban
Fish leaders are born, not made: study
Fish leaders are born, not made: study

Leadership is an innate quality, said a fish study Wednesday that predicted trouble in animal social groups, also human ones, when natural roles are reversed.

Fish leaders are born, not made: study
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Russia suggests moratorium on catching sturgeons in Caspian Sea

Russia has suggested introducing a 5-year sturgeon-catching ban in the Caspian Sea in several months.

Russia suggests moratorium on catching sturgeons in Caspian Sea
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15 million young carps released in dam lake near Astana

Around 15 million of young carps have been released in Vyacheslav dam lake in Akmola oblast.

15 million young carps released in dam lake near Astana
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Study reveals ancient fossil fish had abs

Palaeontologists have made the surprising evolutionary discovery that ancient Australian fish may have had abdominal muscles, previously thought to have only developed in land animals.

Study reveals ancient fossil fish had abs
Fishermen catch sturgeon with nets near the town of Atyrau. ©REUTERS
Kazakhstan may be out of sturgeons in 4-5 years

Sturgeons may disappear completely in Kazakhstan in the nearest 4-5 years.

Kazakhstan may be out of sturgeons in 4-5 years
Eating fish linked to longer life: US study
Eating fish linked to longer life: US study

People age 65 and older who eat fish may live an average of two years longer than people who do not consume the omega-3 fatty acids found mainly in seafood.

Eating fish linked to longer life: US study
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New quest to study 'living fossil' coelacanth

French and South African biologists will dive to deep-sea caves in the Indian Ocean next month in a bid to locate the coelacanth, the "living fossil" fish whose history predates the dinosaurs.

New quest to study 'living fossil' coelacanth
150-kg catfish. ©tengrinews.kz
Fisherman from southern Kazkahstan catches 150kg catfish

Bakhtiyar Tolumetov, a fisherman from South Kazakhstan Oblast, caught the giant 150kg catfish for the first time in twenty years.

Fisherman from southern Kazkahstan catches 150kg catfish
Man will have smaller fish to fry, biologists warn
Man will have smaller fish to fry, biologists warn

As fish get smaller under Man's environmental impact, they become more exposed to predators, which means a crucial food source will become more endangered than thought.

Man will have smaller fish to fry, biologists warn
Photo courtesy of azh.kz
Former flagman of Kazakhstan's fish industry went bankrupt

Specialized interregional economic court of Atyrau oblast declared Kazakhstan's AtyrauBalyk bankrupt.

Former flagman of Kazakhstan's fish industry went bankrupt
Giant tuna sells for record $1.8 million in Japan
Giant tuna sells for record $1.8 million in Japan

A monster bluefin tuna sold for a record-breaking $1.8 million in the year's first auction at Japan's Tsukiji fish market on Saturday, nearly three times the previous high set last year.

Giant tuna sells for record $1.8 million in Japan
A rock-fish. Photo courtesy of sevnews.info
Fisherman caught rockfish in Kapchagay lake near Almaty

It still remains a puzzle how the fish got to the freshwater lake and how it managed to survive in such an unusual habitat.

Fisherman caught rockfish in Kapchagay lake near Almaty
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Father of flying fish found in China: palaeontologists

Palaeontologists in China said Wednesday they had found the world's oldest flying fish, a strange, snub-nosed creature that glided over water in a bid to evade predators some 240 million years ago.

Father of flying fish found in China: palaeontologists
Kristina Gjerde. Photo courtesy of iisd.ca
Conference seeks to curb exploitation of high seas

Long spared because of their remoteness, the high seas have become an important hunting ground for fish trawlers and oil prospectors, putting at risk many marine species that call these waters home.

Conference seeks to curb exploitation of high seas
Kazakhstan fishermen caught 2kg piranha in Irtysh River
Kazakhstan fishermen caught 2kg piranha in Irtysh River

The piranha that weighed over two kilograms fell into the fishermen’s netting in the Irtysh River in Pavlodar oblast.

Kazakhstan fishermen caught 2kg piranha in Irtysh River
Australia scientists tackle reef-killing starfish
Australia scientists tackle reef-killing starfish

An Australian research team said Monday they have found an effective way to kill the destructive crown-of-thorns starfish, which is devastating coral reefs across the Pacific and Indian oceans.

Australia scientists tackle reef-killing starfish
Climate change driving Australian fish south: report
Climate change driving Australian fish south: report

Australian scientists said Friday there was now "striking evidence" of extensive southward migration of tropical fish and declines in other species due to climate change, in a major ocean report card.

Climate change driving Australian fish south: report
Sri Lankans baptise new fish genus for atheist Dawkins
Sri Lankans baptise new fish genus for atheist Dawkins

Sri Lankan scientists have identified a new genus of fresh water fish and named it after the evolutionary biologist and renowned atheist Richard Dawkins.

Sri Lankans baptise new fish genus for atheist Dawkins