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May 4, 2016

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May 4, 2016

Apr. 19, 2016 — Impacts associated with shoreline armoring can scale up to have cumulative, large-scale effects on the characteristics of Salish Sea shorelines and the diversity of life they support, new research ... read more

Apr. 6, 2016 — Harnessing an invasive fish species sounded like a promising conservation tool to help reverse the destruction wreaked by zebra mussels on endangered native mollusks in the Great Lakes -- except that ... read more

Mediterranean Loggerhead Turtles Dying in Waters Off the Middle East, North Africa

Apr. 6, 2016 — Conservation biologists have found that many adult loggerhead turtles are migrating to areas of the Mediterranean where they are dying, trapped in fishing nets used by small scale fishing operations ... read more

Apr. 6, 2016 — Microbiologists and fish researchers have discovered an entirely new type of symbiosis: bacteria in the gills of fish that convert harmful ammonia into harmless nitrogen gas. Fish produce a lot of ... read more

New Database Gives Scientists Hope for Helping Coral Reefs

Apr. 6, 2016 — With the future of coral reefs threatened now more than ever, researchers have announced the release of a new global database that enables scientists and managers to more quickly and effectively help ... read more

Apr. 5, 2016 — With no more 'swimmable' water than thirsty West Texas has, it's hard to imagine a fish, even a minnow-sized fish could remain 'missing' for more than a century. But due to a ... read more

Radical Solution Could Avoid Depletion of Natural Resources

Apr. 5, 2016 — A radical approach to managing natural resources could target the problem of their over-exploitation, such as in forests or fisheries, according to a new ... read more

Apr. 5, 2016 — An international scientific team has identified and characterized a novel virus behind massive die-offs of farmed tilapia in Israel and Ecuador, which threatens the $7.5 billion global tilapia ... read more

Management Efforts for Elk, Deer May Not Benefit All Wildlife

Apr. 5, 2016 — Improving habitats for game animals has mixed consequences for other animals in the same setting, new research indicates. The study calls for more scrutiny of and a more holistic approach to current ... read more

Apr. 4, 2016 — New fishery regulations based on science are needed in the Caribbean to give coral reefs a fighting chance against climate change, according to an international ... read more

Sushi-Bar-Coding in the UK: Another Kettle of Fish

Apr. 4, 2016 — Critically-endangered species of fish are being sold in sushi restaurants in the UK without adequate labeling, report researchers. Overfished species of tuna and eel are among the sushi dishes being ... read more

Salmon Are Less Aggressive in Tanks With Darker Backgrounds

Mar. 30, 2016 — Coho salmon may be four times less aggressive in tanks with darker backgrounds than in tanks with light backgrounds, according to a new study ... read more

Better Global Ocean Management

Mar. 29, 2016 — Rights-based approaches could double fish biomass and make 77 percent of world's fisheries biologically healthy within a decade, report ... read more

Mar. 23, 2016 — Attaching green battery powered light-emitting diodes (LED) to gillnets used by a small-scale fishery reduced the number of green turtle deaths by 64 per cent, without reducing the intended catch of ... read more

Mar. 22, 2016 — Similar-smelling chemical cues could explain why some animals choose to live together with other species, according to new ... read more

Mar. 22, 2016 — 'Burnt Hot Dog' sea cucumbers take center stage in a new genetic study that digs into their valued spot in marine ecosystems across Japan's Okinawa Island as well as their extreme ... read more

Mar. 21, 2016 — Researchers have used tourist photos to reconstruct the rise and fall of common guillemots, one of the largest auk species. Those data show that the guillemots suffered early in the 20th century, but ... read more

Mar. 17, 2016 — Life in the twilight zone constitutes a huge potential source of fishmeal and Omega 3 fatty acids needed to feed the world population. However, it exists in a kind of "no man's water", ... read more

Global Shift in Farmed Fish Feed May Impact Nutritional Benefits Ascribed to Seafood

Mar. 14, 2016 — The fish-farming industry is increasing its use of plant-based ingredients in its feed and moving away from traditional feed made from fish, which could impact some of the health benefits of eating ... read more

Mar. 14, 2016 — An expedition has taken place to estimate how many vaquita remain. Results indicate that, historically, several species of marine mammals have been rescued from similarly dire straits. But time is ... read more

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