NOW THEY’RE JUST MAKING THINGS UP: Rare, Mohawk-Wearing Fish Discovered ‘Walking’ on Seafloor.
Fishing fleets are altering the seafloor much like farmer's ploughs have altered the landscape, indicates a study of the effects of so-called bottom trawling on the continental slope off the Spanish Mediterranean coast.
Seafloor communities in a restricted fishing area in NOAA's Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary are showing indications of recovery from chronic fishing gear impacts but is not fully stable.
A fish that scurries along the seafloor uses the same neurons and genes that help land vertebrates walk, suggesting the blueprint for walking originated much earlier than previously thought.
Found mostly off the coast of Tasmania and Australia, the rare handfish are solitary, slow-moving creatures. They use their fins to walk on the seafloor, rather than swimming. They could be our ancestors, before we emerged from the ...