Fish

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From Texas Standard:

The fall flounder run is a treasured Texas angling tradition.

Southern flounder – the flat fish with both eyes on one side of its head – migrate from the bays and straits of the coastline for the open waters of the Gulf to spawn each fall. Fishers flock to the coast to catch them.

But new regulations will bring big changes to the flounder run.

Courtesy of Atlantic Lionshare

From Texas Standard:

The lionfish is a scourge in the Gulf of Mexico. It's a beautiful creature, but not native to that body of water, and that causes problems.

alligator gar
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

From Texas Standard:

When you hit Texas’ lakes and rivers this summer, be mindful of the fact that you may be sharing the water with dinosaurs. I’m talking about gar here, a gigantic fish that dates back to the cretaceous period but still stalks Texas waterways. Its numbers declined during the 20th century due to overfishing and dammed rivers. But that didn’t upset most people. The gar doesn’t have the best reputation around these parts – and changing that might be the best way to save them.

Octavio Aburto-Oropeza

Fish can breathe under water. They’re great swimmers. But they’re not really known for their singing.

But they do sing – kind of. And now scientists on the Texas Gulf Coast are hoping that fact can help sustain their populations.

Texas A&M Agrilife Extension

When you think about West Texas you usually don’t think about aquatic life. But that’s exactly where some researchers have discovered a new kind of fish – or, really, rediscovered.


UT Austin

A team of scientists at UT Austin has brought us closer to understanding how some animals turn almost invisible in certain lights by studying fish deep in the ocean.