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February 5, 2016

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February 5, 2016

Can Animals Thrive Without Oxygen?

Feb. 1, 2016 — In 2010, a research team garnered attention when it published evidence of finding the first animals living in permanently anoxic conditions at the bottom of the sea. But a new study raises ... read more

High-Tech River Studies Reveal Benefits of Habitat Restoration for Fish

Feb. 1, 2016 — An emerging research method to gauge the benefits of stream restoration for salmon and other native fish is revealing improvements in fish numbers, survival and reproduction in key rivers across the ... read more

Feb. 1, 2016 — An international team of scientists -- recently returned from a 47-day research expedition to the mid-Atlantic -- have collected an unprecedented sequence of rock samples from the shallow mantle of ... read more

Jan. 29, 2016 — Researchers have, for the first time, successfully raised laboratory-bred colonies of a threatened Caribbean coral species to sexual maturity. Due to its large size and branching shape, elkhorn ... read more

Jan. 29, 2016 — Ocean acidification may be impacting upon the population dynamics of marine species and hindering their ability to genetically adapt to future climate change. These are the findings of a team of ... read more

Survey Shows Aussies' Love and Concern for Great Barrier Reef

Jan. 29, 2016 — More than three quarters of Australians regard the Great Barrier Reef as part of their national identity and nearly 90 percent believe it is under threat from climate change, a new report ... read more

Jan. 28, 2016 — Satellite data on artificial nighttime light in Florida from 1992-2012 was compared to robust data on sea turtle nesting for the same period, showing regulations have cut light levels to the benefit ... read more

Jan. 28, 2016 — Worldwide responses to climate change could leave people worse off in the future according to a recent study. The paper discusses how certain adaptation strategies may have a negative impact on ... read more

Jan. 28, 2016 — A new global analysis of seafood found that fish populations throughout the world's oceans are contaminated with industrial and agricultural pollutants, collectively known as persistent organic ... read more

Jan. 27, 2016 — Conventional methods of stock monitoring are unsuitable for certain fish species. For example, the infestation of an area with invasive Ponto-Caspian gobies cannot be identified in time by standard ... read more

Seagrass Genome Sequence Lends Insights to Salt Tolerance

Jan. 27, 2016 — Coastal seagrass ecosystems cover some 200,000 square kilometers and account for an estimated 15 percent of carbon fixed in global ocean. Now a team of researchers describes the first marine ... read more

Jan. 27, 2016 — Scientists plumbing the depths of the central equatorial Pacific Ocean have found ancient sediments suggesting that one proposed way to mitigate climate warming -- fertilizing the oceans with iron to ... read more

Jan. 26, 2016 — Scientists have succeeded in reconstructing a 160 million year old compound eye of a fossil crustacean found in southeastern France visible. With the reconstruction of the eye, the scientists ... read more

Jan. 25, 2016 — Researchers have identified and named a new species of dinosaur that is the most complete, primitive duck-billed dinosaur to ever be discovered in the eastern United States.This new discovery also ... 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

Jan. 25, 2016 — In the water above natural oil seeps in the Gulf of Mexico, where oil and gas bubbles rise almost a mile to break at the surface, scientists have discovered something unusual: phytoplankton, tiny ... read more

Large Variability in Abundance of Viruses That Infect Ocean Microorganisms

Jan. 25, 2016 — Marine microorganisms play a critical role in capturing atmospheric carbon, but a new study finds much less certainty than previously believed about the populations of the viruses that infect these ... 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 — An analysis of long-term, water quality monitoring data reveals that climate change is already having an impact on ecosystems in the coastal waters of Buzzards Bay, Mass. The impacts relate to how ... read more

Do Animals Exercise to Keep Fit?

Jan. 20, 2016 — From joining a gym to taking up running, getting fit is a perennially popular new year's resolution. We lead sedentary lifestyles and have easy access to energy-rich food, so we need to do ... read more

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