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August 29, 2015

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August 29, 2015

Aug. 27, 2015 — Researchers are turning to an unusual source -- otoliths, the inner ear bones of fish -- to identify the nursery grounds of winter flounder, the protected estuaries where the potato chip-sized ... read more

Aug. 25, 2015 — In early August, a biologist returned from the South Pacific with news that he encountered an old friend, one he hadn't seen in over three decades. The professor had seen what he considers one ... read more

Aug. 18, 2015 — A contaminated mixture called Aroclor 1268 has spread beyond a former chemical plant, now a Superfund site, near Brunswick, scientists have discovered. The findings indicate that the least tern ... read more

Aug. 17, 2015 — Researchers and engineers have developed and tested an innovative new system for sampling small planktonic larvae in coastal ocean waters and understanding their distribution. Traditionally, pumps ... read more

Aug. 17, 2015 — A salamander found preserved in amber from the Dominican Republic is the first-ever fossil of its kind, and also shows that salamanders once lived in the Caribbean region, where they now are all ... read more

Aug. 17, 2015 — Scientists designed a new, on-site method for studying potential impacts rising sea levels can have on vital wetlands, said a researcher who led a study describing the modifiable ... read more

Aug. 17, 2015 — Even optimistic estimates for what might be achieved at December's Climate Change Conference in Paris will not be enough to save the world's coral reefs, according to ... read more

Carnivorous Conchs to Blame for Oyster Decline

Aug. 14, 2015 — A marine and environmental science professor has solved the mystery of why reefs in Florida inlets were experiencing large numbers of oyster loss. Drought and subsequent high salt levels in water led ... read more

Aug. 13, 2015 — Blooms of toxic cyanobacteria, or blue-green algae, are a poorly monitored and underappreciated risk to recreational and drinking water quality in the United States, and may increasingly pose a ... read more

Aug. 12, 2015 — Marine organisms living in acidified waters exhibit a tendency to nurture their offspring to a greater extent than those in more regular conditions. Scientists have found that polychaete worms ... read more

Scent Matters to Fur Seals

Aug. 12, 2015 — Antarctic fur seals have unique ‘scent profile’ to recognize their pups, scientists have found. Until now researchers thought voice recognition was mostly important for finding their young, but ... read more

Aug. 11, 2015 — Current efforts to reduce lionfish populations aren't enough - much more must be done, experts report. Their computer models combine ocean currents and biological traits of lionfish to predict ... read more

Researchers Develop Fast Test for Invasive Carp

Aug. 11, 2015 — A field test that quickly determines whether Asian grass carp, a threat to the Great Lakes, are sterile or can reproduce has been developed by scientists. Ohio and neighboring states prohibit sale of ... read more

Aug. 10, 2015 — The time since the introduction of a non-native marine species best explains its global range, according to new research by an international team of scientists. The study also contains a warning: The ... read more

Aug. 10, 2015 — A dramatic shift from vibrant coral communities to carpets of algae has been documented by researchers in remote Pacific Ocean waters where an underwater volcano spews carbon ... read more

Aug. 10, 2015 — A world-first underwater study of fish in their natural environment has shown how predicted ocean acidification from climate change will devastate temperate marine habitats and ... read more

Aug. 7, 2015 — New analyses of vertebrate groups performed by an evolutionary biologist suggest that land animals proliferate more rapidly than their aquatic counterparts. The findings may help explain biodiversity ... read more

Aug. 7, 2015 — Fish retreat to deeper water to escape the heat, a new study shows, a finding that throws light on what to expect if predictions of ocean warming come to ... read more

Salmon Vulernability: Proposed Controversial Terminal to Load Fossil Fuels in Skeena River Estuary Has Far-Reaching Risks

Aug. 6, 2015 — New research suggests that a proposed controversial terminal to load fossil fuels in the Skeena River estuary has more far-reaching risks than previously recognized. Researchers call for effective ... read more

Aug. 6, 2015 — The surf beat from storm waves during Typhoon Haiyan locally generated destructive tsunami-like waves in a town protected by a coral reef. Though reefs protect towns from waves during moderate ... read more

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