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June 30, 2015

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June 29, 2015 — Marine reserves are fundamental tools for the conservation of worldwide marine biodiversity. The analysis of both genetic and demographic structures of some habitat-forming species, for example the ... read more

June 25, 2015 — In 2014, some 13.3 million kilograms of fish were cultivated for human consumption in Finland. This represented a decrease of some 0.3 million kilograms compared to 2013. The value of farmed edible ... read more

Proposed Floodplain Restoration Reduces Flood Risk and Restores Salmon Habitat

June 19, 2015 — Salmon are severely impacted by the loss of floodplain habitats. In few places is this more pronounced than in Oregon's Tillamook Bay, where nearly 90 percent of estuaries' tidal wetlands ... read more

June 19, 2015 — At least nine fin whales have been discovered floating dead in waters from Kodiak to Unimak Pass since late May. 'It is an unusual and mysterious event that appears to have happened around ... read more

June 19, 2015 — Scientists have revealed that two species of deep-sea sharks, six-gill and prickly sharks, are positively buoyant -- they have to work harder to swim downward than up, and they can glide uphill for ... read more

Federal Agencies Lose Track of Endangered Species Protection Measures, Research Finds

June 18, 2015 — A researcher has found significant gaps in how public agencies keep track of endangered species agreements. These findings demonstrate key concerns with monitoring and enforcement of endangered ... read more

Origins of the Hawaiian Hoary Bat Revealed

June 18, 2015 — New information about the endangered Hawaiin hoary bat has bee attained by researchers, which could impact its protection under the Endangered Species Act. The study reveals that the Hawaiian hoary ... read more

Fish Offer Lessons in Effective Leadership

June 17, 2015 — Good leaders needing to strike a balance between striving to reach goals and keeping their followers with them has deep evolutionary roots, according to a new study on schooling ... read more

June 16, 2015 — Carp edema virus, also known as koi sleepy disease (CEV/KSD), affects koi and common carp. Long known only in Japan, the disease was recently detected in Europe. An infection with the virus causes ... read more

June 16, 2015 — A more tailored approach to ocean management is required in the North Atlantic if the permanent loss of an increasingly valuable commercial fish stock is to be avoided, reveals new ... read more

June 16, 2015 — Researchers have discovered that suspended sediment damages fish gills and can increase the rate of disease in ... read more

View of 'Nature as Capital' Uses Economic Value to Help Achieve a Sustainable Future

June 15, 2015 — A series of reports outlines how governments, organizations and corporations are successfully moving away from short-term exploitation of the natural world and embracing a long-term vision of ... read more

To Be Sperm, or Not to Be Sperm?

June 11, 2015 — Researchers have found, for the first time in vertebrates, a genetic switch that determines whether germ cells become sperm or eggs. The gene is named foxl3, and has been identified using a small ... read more

Genetically Modified Fish on the Loose?

June 10, 2015 — Transgenic fish may soon enter commercial production, but little is known about their possible effects on ecosystems, should they escape containment. Further, risk-assessment efforts are often ... read more

June 8, 2015 — A comprehensive study of a major California estuary has documented the links between nutrient runoff from coastal land use, the health of the estuary as a nursery for young fish, and the abundance of ... read more

Loon Chicks Grow Fast, Fledge Early to Give Parents a Break

June 8, 2015 — Raising healthy chicks is always a challenge, but in a cold, fish-free Arctic lake, it's an enormous undertaking. Red-throated Loon parents must constantly fly back and forth between their ... read more

June 4, 2015 — As one of the most highly prized game fish in the upper Midwest, muskellunge (also known as muskies) and northern pike help support a $20 billion sport fishing industry. Facing declines in natural ... read more

Few Opportunities to Change: Ocean Warming, Oxygen Loss Putting Marine Life Under Increasing Pressure

June 4, 2015 — If you want to live, you need to breathe and muster enough energy to move, find nourishment and reproduce. This basic tenet is just as valid for us human beings as it is for the animals inhabiting ... read more

June 4, 2015 — Warming temperatures and decreasing levels of dissolved oxygen will act together to create metabolic stress for marine animals. Habitats will shift to places in the ocean where the oxygen supply can ... read more

Recovering Predators Create New Wildlife Management Challenges

June 4, 2015 — A new study examines recovering predator populations along the West Coast of the United States and in the Greater Yellowstone ecosystem, and the conflicts surrounding ... read more

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