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  • Mariana Snailfish is the Deepest Known Fish
    The Mariana snailfish has been named the deepest fish in the ocean. It thrives at depths of up to 8,000 meters. (November 29, 2017)

  • Fishnado? Rain in Tampico, Mexico Included Small Fish
    Small fish were included in a light rain in northeast Mexico. The rain fell in Tampico, which is located on the western coast of the Gulf of Mexico. (September 28, 2017)

  • New Orinoco Fish Species Named After Singer Enya
    Scientists have named a new species of fish after the singer Enya. The fish was discovered in the Orinoco region. (July 19, 2017)

  • 'Faceless Fish' Found During Deep Sea Expedition off Australia
    Scientists caught a faceless fish during a scientific expedition off Australia. The deep sea fish is thought to be the same species as a fish caught in the 1870s. (May 31, 2017)

  • Ancient Giant Salmon Fought With Large Spike-like Teeth
    A species of giant salmon that lives 11 to 5 million years ago would battle with large spike-like teeth. (October 29, 2016)

    Zebrafish Want to Hang Out With 3-D Robotic Models of Themselves Say Scientists
    Scientists have determined that zebrafish want to hang out with moving 3-D robotic models of themselves. (October 25, 2016)

    Zebrafish Embryo Selfie Wins 2016 Nikon Small World Competition
    This microscopic image of a zebrafish embryo won the 2016 Nikon Small World Competition. It was taken by Dr. Oscar Ruiz. (October 19, 2016)

    New Deep-Reef Butterflyfish Species Discovered in Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument
    A new species of deep-sea butterflyfish has been discvered in Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument. (September 16, 2016)

    New Species of Snailfish Discovered in Bering Sea
    Several new species of snailfish have been discovered on the seafloor of the Bering Sea. (August 29, 2016)

    Newly Discovered Mirrorbellies Fish May Communicate With Light That Shines From Their Bellies
    Two newly discovered species of deep-sea mirrorbellies fish may communicate using light that shines from under their bellies. (August 19, 2016)

    Alligator Gar to Help Control Invasive Asian Carp
    Biologists plan to reintroduce large alligator gar to help keep Asian carp out of the Great Lakes. (July 29, 2016)

    New Species of Scorpionfish Discovered Near Caribbean Island of Curacao
    A new species of deep water scorpionfish has been discovered near Curacao in the Caribbean. (July 21, 2016)

    Ghostly Eel-like Fish Encountered During Marianas Expedition
    Researchers on the NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer recorded video footage of a rare eel-like ghostfish in the Marianas. (July 6, 2016)

    First Sleeper Goby Cavefish Discovered in Western Hemisphere
    Researchers have discovered a new species of goby cavefish in Western Hemisphere. It is called the Oaxaca Cave Sleeper. (June 30, 2016)

    Godzilla Goby Species Discovered in Southern Caribbean
    A new goby fish species called the Godzilla Goby has been discovered in the southern Caribbean. (June 8, 2016)

    Photograph of a Fish Trapped in a Jellyfish Goes Viral
    A photograph of a fish apparently trapped inside of a jellyfish virals around the Internet. (June 7, 2016)

    Fish Larvae Show Preference for Consuming Microplastic Particles
    Fish larvae have been documented showing a preference to eating microplastic particles over their natural food source of zooplankton. (June 6, 2016)

    Studies Find Depression and Hearing Loss in Farmed Salmon
    New studies have found that farm raised salmon can get depressed and suffer from hearing loss. (May 25, 2016)

    New Fish Species Named After Zorro
    A new species of Pacu has been named after the fictional character Zorro. It was first discovered in 2007. (March 23, 2016)

    Fossils of Two New Big Mouthed Cretaceous Fish Species Discovered
    Scientists have discovered the fossils of two previously unknown species of big mouthed plankton-eating fish from the Cretaceous. (February 8, 2016)

    Newly Identified Australian Fish Named Blue Bastard
    A newly identified species of Australian fish has been named the Blue Bastard. The reef fish is found off the coast of northern Australia. (September 26, 2015)

    Red-fingered Anglerfish is a New Genus of Frogfish
    The red-fingered anglerfish is a new genus and species of frogfish found in Botany Bay in Australia. (August 11, 2015)

    Fanged Blackfish Among Creatures Discovered in Eddy Off Coast of Sydney
    A fanged blackfish is one of the unusual looking creatures found living in eddies off the coast of Sydney. (July 23, 2015)

    New Goby Fish Found in Southern Caribbean
    A new goby fish has been found in the southern Caribbean at a depth of 70 to 80 meters. (July 22, 2015)

    Scientists Document Sawfish Virgin Births
    Scientists say the critically endangered smalltooth sawfish has been reproducing without sex in the wild. (June 1, 2015)