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August 1, 2015

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August 1, 2015

Aquariums Deliver Health and Wellbeing Benefits

July 29, 2015 — Viewing aquarium displays led to noticeable reductions in blood pressure and heart rate, a research team found in the first study of its kind. They also noted that higher numbers of fish helped to ... read more

July 28, 2015 — A model to help land managers protect the threatened piping plover, a tiny shorebird, against habitat damage and predation has been created by a scientist. The bird's neighborhood preference has ... read more

July 27, 2015 — A logging company has agreed to begin dismantling abandoned logging roads currently being used by poachers to access prime Amur (Siberian) tiger habitat in the Russian Far ... read more

July 23, 2015 — White-tailed eagles represent no competition for fishermen. This has been shown by researchers based on the first field study about the foraging behavior of the white-tailed eagle ... read more

July 23, 2015 — The assumption that Lake Tahoe's blueness is tied to clarity has driven advocacy and management efforts in the Lake Tahoe Basin for decades. But the report's findings show that at times of ... read more

July 22, 2015 — Climate change reduces coral reefs' ability to protect ... read more

July 22, 2015 — The coral reefs that have protected Pacific Islanders from storm waves for thousands of years could grow rapidly enough to keep up with escalating sea levels if ocean temperatures do not rise too ... read more

July 20, 2015 — A deadly disease may have met its match: a bug-eyed, pint-sized crustacean. The river prawn, a natural predator of parasite-carrying snails, proves effective at curbing the spread of schistosomiasis ... read more

Ocean Acidification May Cause Dramatic Changes to Phytoplankton

July 20, 2015 — Marine biologists have found that an increased ocean acidification will dramatically affect global populations of phytoplankton -- microorganisms on the ocean surface that make up the base of the ... read more

July 20, 2015 — Marine species that already roam far and wide throughout our oceans are extending their territories further and faster in response to climate change, according to new research an international team ... read more

July 17, 2015 — Summertime plankton blooms in the Southern Ocean play a significant role in generating brighter clouds ... read more

July 17, 2015 — Scientists have described a new goby fish species that lives deeper than its closest relatives and had gone unnoticed up until now. It has been discovered between 70 and 80 m in the southern ... read more

July 16, 2015 — Some earlier research suggested that polar bears could, at least partially, compensate for longer summer food deprivation by entering a state of lowered activity and reduced metabolic rate similar to ... read more

Are Marine Ecosystems Headed Toward a New Productivity Regime?

July 16, 2015 — Phytoplankton have been projected to produce less organic material as the oceans' temperatures rise -- with carry-on effects for higher levels of the food web. Based on new climate model ... read more

July 15, 2015 — A research team has reconstructed the crystal structure of BAP, a protein involved in the process by which marine archaea release carbon, to determine how it functioned, as well as its larger role in ... read more

The Secret to the Sea Sapphire's Colors -- And Invisibility

July 15, 2015 — Sapphirina, or sea sapphire, has been called 'the most beautiful animal you've never seen,' and it could be one of the most magical. Some of the tiny, little-known copepods appear to ... read more

July 15, 2015 — Nearly half of Floridians eat more seafood than they did five to 10 years ago, but 40 percent still do not eat the federally recommended dietary intake of seafood. Floridians also know seafood is ... read more

July 14, 2015 — New research is revealing details about how the exoskeleton of a certain type of deep-sea shrimp allows the animal to survive scalding hot waters in hydrothermal vents thousands of feet under water. ... read more

July 13, 2015 — Australia's new ocean-going research vessel Investigator has discovered extinct volcanoes likely to be 50 million years old about 250 kilometers off the coast of Sydney. They were discovered in ... read more

July 9, 2015 — A regulatory framework for mining in the deep-sea floor is currently under consideration. In a new paper, researchers from leading institutions around the world propose a strategy for balancing ... read more

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