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<p>The Red Sea roving coralgrouper can use "sign language" to hunt. Photo Credit: Klaus Jost, University of Michigan's Animal Diversity Web</p>

Can Fish Use Sign Language?

(FISH/ANIMAL SCIENCE) Two types of fish—grouper and coral trout—have been found to use sign language to help out their hunting buddies. A study revealed the fish are able to “point” their heads toward prey to alert their partners in crime where their next meal is hiding. After studying gesturing grouper in the wild, researchers found […]

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<p>Turn that fish frown, upside-down. Photo credit: KC Blanchett</p>

Peter Singer On Forgotten Fish: Why We Ignore Their Pain

(FISHING/OCEANS) Animal welfare luminary, professor at Princeton University, and author Peter Singer ponders if the consumption of fish is ethical, and why we seem unconcerned with their pain. Read Singer’s compelling account on why fishing is widely accepted, though commercial fishing is among the most inhumane of hunting practices, letting fish die a slow and […]

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Top Reasons To Go Vegan: Fish Are Friends, Not Food

Prison’s Animal IQ Is A Crime

(VEGETARIANISM) If Orange Is the New Black, then fish is the new tofu—at least according to officials at the Corrigan-Radgowski Correctional Center in Connecticut who defy biology by claiming fish meat is not actually meat. Inmate Howard Cosby requested vegetarian meals due to his personal religious beliefs, but has been repeatedly denied as the prison continues […]

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Poachers are poisoning watering holes with cyanide; killing 41 African elephants and threatening their extinction. Photo Credit: Associated Press

Chimps Put Human Memory To Shame

(ANIMAL INTELLIGENCE) Evidence is starting to prove that we have seriously underestimated our animal friends’ intelligence as we often test them in ways that work for humans but not with other species. Scientists are finally seeing eye to eye with animals’ intellectual aptitude in both scope and scale while taking into consideration an animal’s anatomy […]

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<p>A Tusk fish uses its mouth to smash a shell on a nearby rock. Photo credit: Scott Gardner.</p>

Fish Show Intelligence With Tool Use

(ANIMAL INTELLIGENCE) AUSTRALIA — Intelligence has often been a trait reserved for animals. However, new evidence suggests that our underwater friends have some tricks – and some tools – up their sleeves. The Tusk fish, a large species of fish found in the Great Barrier Reef, was photographed smashing a shell against a rock on the […]

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<p>New research states that dolphins speak as much as humans do, and dont whistle as was previously thought. Photo Credit: Getty Images</p>

Dolphins: Smarter Than Your 3-Year-Old?

(ANIMAL INTELLIGENCE) Dolphins are brilliant — the second smartest beings on the planet. Scientists have just declared that dolphins are so intelligent that they should be treated as “non-human persons.”  As such, to exploit them in amusement parks or slaughter them (remember Taiji?) is as morally atrocious as slavery and torture. Read on to learn […]

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