A Fishwatcher’s Guide to Life, the Ocean and Everything

Came across this fun new book that alludes to, among so many other interesting natural history morsels, our research on fish “pee”.  Here are some quick excerpts: “… fish ecologist Jacob Allgeier spent years working out just how much coral reefs rely on fish pee. The practical side of his work … involved catching hundreds of fish species and carefully […]

By | 2018-10-18T12:49:55+00:00 October 18th, 2018|Categories: Current Events, Featured, Fish, Nutrients|0 Comments

Bonefish Migrations

Summer is flying by, so time to get Abaco Scientist going again. Here is an article on bonefish migrations from the spring I keep forgetting to post. I saw a spawning aggregation on Abaco and it was absolutely amazing. Lots more here soon.

By | 2018-07-07T19:19:37+00:00 July 7th, 2018|Categories: bonefish, Fish, migration|0 Comments

New Lionfish Invasion Updates

A note from Dr. Mark Hixon (pasted below) updating his lab’s lionfish research. In addition to the papers he highlights, there are are also some interesting findings regarding lionfish parasite release in the invaded range and how lionfish may disrupt fish cleaning stations.

“Now that my lab’s lionfish research is winding-down, I’ve finally updated our lionfish invasion web […]

By | 2018-04-30T12:40:32+00:00 April 30th, 2018|Categories: conservation, Fish, Invasive Species, lionfish, parasites|0 Comments

Pufferfish Here, Pufferfish There

We have posted some natural history observations on the checkered puffer before (see here and here and here), and now the scientific paper on their dietary habitats has been published (here). We think this species is a plays a much under-appreciated role in nearshore ecosystems of The Bahamas and throughout the Caribbean. They are ubiquitous in shallow […]

By | 2018-03-22T08:54:31+00:00 March 22nd, 2018|Categories: Fish, Mangroves and Creeks|0 Comments

Global Feeding Habits of Sharks

An interesting new study using stable isotopes to look at the feeding ecology of more than 5,000 individual sharks across 114 species. The cartoon above does a nice job of characterizing this study, and here is a good summary.

By | 2018-01-19T12:31:58+00:00 January 19th, 2018|Categories: Endangered species, Fish, migration, sharks|0 Comments

Pupfish on San Salvador Island in the News

Did you know pupfish live in salty lakes on San Salvador Island? Researchers at UNC Chapel Hill have been studying them for years and recently made headway in understanding how the pupfish have diversified their feeding habits from eating algae to eating snails and fish scales. Check out a popular news article here that gives a nice […]

By | 2017-08-22T12:51:29+00:00 August 22nd, 2017|Categories: Fish|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Artificial reefs in Haiti – ampil poisson!

We have been reporting on our long-term artificial reef research in Haiti for a few years now. This year we were pleased to learn that not only did our reefs survive the massive hurricane Mathew, but they also had substantially more fish on them than they did last year. This is a really positive sign that the reefs are providing […]

By | 2018-11-14T20:15:01+00:00 May 11th, 2017|Categories: Artificial Reefs, Featured, Fish, Haiti|0 Comments

Fish pee on coral reefs in the Caribbean makes Canadian Broadcasting Company

An interview I did a few months ago for Quarks and Quirks on CBC radio recently aired.  Yes, of course, it is more about fish pee, but I thought I would post it all the same.  It is pretty funny. Scroll down a bit for the actual interview.