Home > news > Counting Nemo: A Deep Look at the Aquarium Trade – NYTimes.com

Counting Nemo: A Deep Look at the Aquarium Trade – NYTimes.com

Published on: 05/21/2012
Research Area(s): Marine Spatial Ecology

Coral reef fish imported to the United States for saltwater aquariums are more diverse yet less numerous than previously thought, a new study suggests.

The study, published in the journal PLoS ONE, found that fishes comprising 1,802 species from 125 families were imported into the United States over a yearlong study period. Previous estimates of diversity based on government import forms were 22 percent lower.

Yet only about 11 million individual marine fish were imported, not the 15 million indicated on declaration forms.

via Counting Nemo: A Deep Look at the Aquarium Trade – NYTimes.com.

[hr]

See also:Study Updates Knowledge on Species Destined for U.S. Aquariums

Related News
NCCOS-with-tag-to-side-bld

NCCOS delivers ecosystem science solutions for stewardship of the nation’s ocean and coastal resources, in direct support of NOS priorities, offices, and customers, and to sustain thriving coastal communities and economies.

National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science
1305 East West Highway, Rm 8110
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Phone: (240) 533-0300 / Fax: (301) 713-4353
Email: nccos.webcontent@noaa.gov