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May 25, 2016

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May 25, 2016

Many Unknown Chemicals in the Baltic Sea

May 25, 2016 — New chemicals are often not recognized in analyses of fish in the Baltic Sea, shows a new study. The reason is that one chooses to search for chemicals that are already known, and much of those who ... read more

May 13, 2016 — Seabirds nest by the hundreds of thousands in colonies along the Norwegian coast. By combining an ocean current model with fish larvae transport modeling and bird population numbers, researchers have ... read more

May 12, 2016 — Over their 52-million-year history, a few bats have evolved a taste for their fellow vertebrates. Now biologists are shedding light on how these so-called 'carnivorous bats' adapted to the ... read more

May 10, 2016 — Severe oxygen drops in the water can leave trails of fish kills in their wakes, but scientists thought adult fish would be more resilient to the second major threat in coastal waters: acidification. ... read more

Stave Off Cognitive Decline With Seafood

May 10, 2016 — Eating a meal of seafood or other foods containing omega-3 fatty acids at least once a week may protect against age-related memory loss and thinking problems in older people, according to a team of ... read more

Mercury in Fish Affected by Both Prey Type and Quality, Study Finds

May 9, 2016 — Mercury accumulation in fish poses well-known health risks to humans and wildlife, but fish mercury levels are highly variable and key factors driving this variability remain unclear. Whether fish ... read more

May 9, 2016 — Using tags surgically implanted into thousands of juvenile salmon, researchers have discovered that many fish die within the first few days of migration from their birthplace to the ... read more

May 6, 2016 — Scientists have examined the key function in the process of regeneration in the eyes of fish. Surprisingly, a single genetic factor triggers two central steps in the process of regeneration -- cell ... read more

May 5, 2016 — Scientists have completed a massive study that will help communities and countries of the Western Indian Ocean measure and restore fish populations while identifying the best policies for achieving ... read more

May 4, 2016 — Three species of shark, tiger, lemon and Caribbean reef, all use deeper coral reefs in the Virgin Islands, but only lemon shark presence was associated with seasonal grouper spawning aggregations, ... read more

May 4, 2016 — Stickleback fish are able to adapt their vision to new environments in less than 10,000 years, a blink of the eye in evolutionary terms, according to new ... read more

The Herring Genome Provides New Insight on How Species Adapt to Their Environment

May 3, 2016 — How species genetically adapt to their environment is a central question related to the evolution of biodiversity. In a new study scientists report that whole genome sequencing of Atlantic and Baltic ... read more

Apr. 28, 2016 — Half of the world's farmed fish have hearing loss due to a deformity of the earbone, new research has found for the first time. Like humans, fish have ears which are essential for hearing and ... read more

Apr. 27, 2016 — Just as the sun begins to set, hundreds to thousands of groupers gather at their favorite hangouts to spawn, and luckily they're pretty vocal about it, providing vital data on their reproductive ... read more

Apr. 25, 2016 — Coral reefs--the world's most productive and diverse marine ecosystems--rely on a masterful recycling program to stay healthy. A new study explores how a process known as ... read more

Apr. 25, 2016 — Most stream-resident fish stay throughout winter despite the ice. Researchers have made this discovery by tagging trout and sculpins with transponders to follow fish migration. Fish’s general state ... read more

Apr. 22, 2016 — Staghorns, the very corals responsible for establishing today's reefs, are now some of the most threatened coral species due to climate change and other human-made ... read more

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

Invasive Crabs Changing Ecology of Narragansett Bay

Apr. 18, 2016 — The ecology of the Rhode Island shore has changed dramatically in the last two decades due to one relatively recent invader: the Asian shore ... read more

Apr. 16, 2016 — In a new study, environmental pollutants found in fish were shown to obstruct the human body's natural defense system to expel harmful toxins. The research team suggests that this information ... read more

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