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February 5, 2016

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February 5, 2016

Feb. 1, 2016 — A peer-reviewed self-assessment that shows the standards of the United States fishery management system under the Magnuson-Stevens Act exceed the criteria of the United Nation's Food and ... read more

Why Do Some Fish Thrive in Oil-Polluted Water?

Jan. 26, 2016 — Scientists thought guppies in Northern Trinidad could be a rare example of adaptation to crude oil pollution. But they found something ... read more

Jan. 25, 2016 — Commercial fishing vessels target shark hotspots, areas where sharks tend to congregate, in the North Atlantic. The researchers suggest that sharks are at risk of being overfished in these oceanic ... read more

Tagging Project Confirms Sea of the Hebrides Importance to Basking Sharks

Jan. 21, 2016 — A pioneering three-year project to learn some of the secrets of Scotland's basking sharks by using satellite tag technology has shown an area off the west coast to be truly important for these ... read more

Jan. 21, 2016 — Nurses’ workload reduced with the use of this low-cost sensor, while increasing their productivity by 30%; also significantly decreasing the complications of drug infusion via IV ... read more

Jan. 20, 2016 — Brightly colored sea slugs are slurping deadly chemicals and stockpiling the most toxic compounds for use on their enemies. While the phenomenon sounds like the stuff of horror films, it is common ... read more

Fatty Acids from Genetically Modified Oilseed Crops Could Replace Fish Oil

Jan. 20, 2016 — Oil from genetically modified (GM) oil seed crops could replace fish oil as a primary source of the beneficial omega 3 fatty acid EPA, according to new research. Researchers studied the effect in ... read more

Jan. 20, 2016 — Researchers have identified a way to predict which reef fish can live across a greater range of depths, increasing their chances of surviving natural disasters such as cyclones and coral ... read more

Jan. 20, 2016 — Scientists are researching the unusual secretions of the hagfish. Over the next three years, the researchers will try to find out how this natural hydrogel can be harnessed for human ... read more

Researchers Measure Fish Abundance in a Lake Using a Few Water Samples

Jan. 20, 2016 — The DNA suspended in lake water can be used to effectively estimate the abundance of fish living in it, scientists have shown. The details of this new approach could revolutionize how fish stocks are ... read more

Jan. 19, 2016 — New research centers around the diminutive regal damselfish, found in non-native waters in the southern Gulf of Mexico. Damselfish are some of the most beautiful fishes in the ocean, and that's ... read more

Jan. 19, 2016 — Countries drastically underreport the number of fish caught worldwide, according to a new study, and the numbers obscure a significant decline in the total ... read more

Living Fossils and Rare Corals Revealed

Jan. 19, 2016 — A team of researchers has published their analysis of data, specimens, photographs and video footage collected in 2009, when they sent a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) to a depth of 800 meters ... read more

Jan. 18, 2016 — A fleet of robotic submarines has been used to map vulnerable cold-water coral reefs in the deep ocean off southwest England. This data set is being used to inform the management of a new Marine ... read more

Jan. 14, 2016 — A new method uses “detection dogs,” genetic analysis, and scientific models to assess habitat suitability for bears in an area linking the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem (GYE) to the northern U.S. ... read more

Jan. 14, 2016 — The tiny snapping shrimp's noisy habits could play a big role in reef ... read more

New Tool to Map Fishing Activities in Europe

Jan. 14, 2016 — A new tool provides detailed maps of high intensity fisheries areas in 2014-2015 in Europe, for the first time. Thanks to tracking data of fishing vessels, it is possible to derive information about ... read more

Jan. 14, 2016 — An explanation for the correlation between eating fish during pregnancy, and the health of the baby's brain, has been uncovered by a group of researchers. Dietary lipid contains fatty acids such ... read more

Jan. 14, 2016 — Rising temperatures can create stressful and possibly lethal stream habitat for native trout. To help understand the interactive effects of climate warming and livestock grazing on water temperature, ... read more

Jan. 13, 2016 — First Nations fisheries' catch could decline by nearly 50 percent by 2050, according to a new study examining the threat of climate change to the food and economic security of indigenous ... read more

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