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February 20, 2017

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February 20, 2017

Tool for a Cleaner Long Island Sound

Feb. 19, 2017 — Ecologists have pinpointed sources of nitrogen pollution along Long Island Sound, and shows municipalities what they might do to alleviate ... read more

Some Widely Publicized Papers Suggesting That Fishes and Fish Catches Will Be Smaller in the Future Are Based on False Assumptions

Feb. 17, 2017 — Some models show that fish will have a smaller size in the future due to climate changes. Three researchers are now pointing out that these models are built on false ... read more

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

Some Marine Creatures May Be More Resilient to Harsher Ocean Conditions Than Expected

Feb. 15, 2017 — As the world continually emits carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, the oceans are taking a hit, absorbing some of it and growing more acidic. Among other effects, scientists have found that coral ... read more

Feb. 14, 2017 — As the old saying goes: "You can't put the genie back in the bottle." Nowhere is this more evident than with the spread of lionfish, an invasive, non-native species that is threatening ... read more

Feb. 14, 2017 — Both species diversity and habitat diversity are critical to understand the functioning of ecosystems, scientists have concluded in a new ... 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

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