Tag: Program in Fisheries and Aquatics Sciences

Crayfish Personalities May Be Key to Understanding Water Ecosystems

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Just like people come in different personalities, animals vary in their behavior. For example, some crayfish can be shier while others are bolder, a University of Florida scientist says. While crayfish are known as those… Read More

‘Avoidance Behavior’ Helps Species Survive on Land and Sea

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Ewww. You don’t want anyone coughing on you. It makes you recoil and cover your nose and mouth. Turns out, land animals and marine life also feel a sense of “gross” and use their own… Read More

UF study: To help prevent harmful algal blooms, limit nitrogen and phosphorus

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Algal blooms can kill fish and harm a lake’s ecosystem, but by reducing two nutrients together such as nitrogen and phosphorus – not just one or the other — water managers might limit the blooms… Read More