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February 19, 2017

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February 19, 2017

Biologists Control Gut Inflammation by Altering the Abundance of Resident Bacteria

Feb. 16, 2017 — Numerous human diseases, including inflammatory bowel disease, diabetes and autism spectrum disorders are linked to abnormal gut microbiomes, but an open question is whether these altered microbiomes ... read more

Feb. 13, 2017 — The lack of a standardized procedure for collecting data about elusive and hard to find species like the great white shark has to date seriously hampered efforts to manage and protect these animals. ... read more

Feb. 13, 2017 — Wild dolphins are more likely to be injured if humans feed them — even through unintentional means like discarding bait — reports a new ... read more

Feb. 13, 2017 — Hagfish are marine fish shaped like eels, famous for releasing large quantities of “slime” that unfolds, assembles and expands into the surrounding water in response to a threat. New research ... read more

Together We Are Unpredictable: Why Sailfish Hunt More Successfully as a Group

Feb. 13, 2017 — Sailfish are large oceanic predatory fish that attack their prey with their long, sharp bills. When hunting, individuals increase their success rate by specializing in one attacking side, as a team ... read more

Feb. 10, 2017 — No less than 500 new species of cichlids, brightly coloured perch-like fish, evolved in Lake Victoria (East Africa) over the past 15,000 years -- a record in the animal and plant world. This ... read more

New Study Identifies Organic Matter Composition as a Critical Factor Controlling Mercury Methylation

Feb. 9, 2017 — The formation of methylmercury in sediment is controlled by the molecular composition of the organic matter, new research ... read more

Feb. 9, 2017 — The flashlight fish Anomalops katoptron, which inhabits the coral reefs of the Pacific, uses flashing signals to forage for food at night. The moment it finds food, the flashing signal changes to a ... read more

Evidence Points to Fish Oil to Fight Asthma

Feb. 9, 2017 — Scientists have discovered new essential information about omega 3 fatty acids contained in fish oil and how they could be used for asthma ... read more

Feb. 8, 2017 — The flashlight fish uses bioluminescent light to detect and feed on its planktonic prey, according to a new ... read more

Feb. 7, 2017 — High levels of selenium have been found in the tissues of fish in North Carolina lakes that receive coal ash effluents from power plants. Concentrations of selenium exceeding EPA-recommended ... read more

Feb. 6, 2017 — For marine protected areas established to help coral reefs recover from overfishing, size really does seem to make a difference, say ... read more

Feb. 6, 2017 — An international team of scientists has confirmed that the dorado catfish (Brachyplatystoma rousseauxii) of the Amazon River basin holds the record for the world's longest exclusively freshwater ... read more

Feb. 2, 2017 — Danger from predators causes animals to form stronger friendships, according to new research. Scientists observed Trinidadian guppies and found the fish developed stronger and more stable social ... read more

Feb. 1, 2017 — Some deep-sea fishes have a head joint that may enable them to open their mouths wide for consuming large prey, according to a new ... read more

Feb. 1, 2017 — New research shows a population of large gulls in Scotland failed to thrive as the fish catch landed by the local fishing fleet ... read more

Feb. 1, 2017 — While coastal wetlands serve as effective 'blue carbon' storage reservoirs for carbon dioxide, other marine ecosystems do not store carbon for long periods of time, a new analysis ... read more

Feb. 1, 2017 — Engineers have fabricated transparent, gel-based robots that move when water is pumped in and out of them. The bots can perform a number of fast, forceful tasks, including kicking a ball underwater, ... read more

Climate Change Scientists Should Think More About Sex

Feb. 1, 2017 — Climate change can have a different impact on male and female fish, shellfish and other marine animals, with widespread implications for the future of marine life and the production of ... read more

Jan. 31, 2017 — China's rapid ascent to global economic superpower is taking a toll on some of its ancient ways. For millennia, people have patterned their lives and diets around the vast fisheries of the East ... read more

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