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April 24, 2017

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April 24, 2017

Apr. 24, 2017 — Climate change is predicted to cause a series of maladies for world oceans including heating up, acidification, and the loss of oxygen. A newly published study demonstrates that one ocean consequence ... read more

Banning Transshipment at-Sea Necessary to Curb Illegal Fishing, Researchers Conclude

Apr. 18, 2017 — Banning transshipment at-sea -- the transfer of fish and supplies from one vessel to another in open waters -- is necessary to diminish illegal fishing, a team of researchers has concluded after an ... read more

Using Tropical Microbes to Improve the Environment

Apr. 18, 2017 — Researchers are harnessing properties in tropical microbes to address a variety of environmental, agricultural and aquacultural ... read more

Apr. 11, 2017 — One of the largest colonies of gentoo penguins in Antarctica was decimated by volcanic eruptions several times during the last 7,000 years according to a new ... read more

Apr. 11, 2017 — A new species of mangrove-climbing micro-crab from Hong Kong, Haberma tingkok, has recently been discovered, described and ... read more

Apr. 11, 2017 — The first-ever comprehensive population assessment of the Chinese white dolphins that inhabit Hong Kong waters has been presented by researchers. In their report, they include information on how what ... read more

Apr. 10, 2017 — Debris from logging in tropical forests is threatening the survival of hatchling leatherback turtles and the success of mothers at one of the world's most important nesting sites in Colombia, ... read more

Apr. 7, 2017 — Many long-lived birds, such as swans, albatrosses or indeed, puffins, are known for their long-lived monogamous, 'soulmate' pairings. Now a study has found that puffin pairs that follow ... read more

Apr. 5, 2017 — Massive seagrass beds in Western Australia's Shark Bay -- a UNESCO World Heritage Site -- haven't recovered much from the devastating heat wave of 2011, according to a new study ... read more

Catch Shares Slow the 'Race to Fish'

Apr. 5, 2017 — A detailed analysis of 39 US fisheries shows that catch share programs slow the 'race to fish,' reducing costs and occupational hazards for fishermen, improving product quality, and ... read more

Apr. 5, 2017 — Scientists studying the Great Barrier Reef have made a breakthrough discovery that could protect one of the Seven Natural Wonders. Biologists believe they can use the powers of attraction to decimate ... read more

Into the DNA of a Coral Reef Predator

Apr. 5, 2017 — Researchers have sequenced and decoded for the first time the genome of the crown-of-thorns starfish, paving the way for the biocontrol of this invasive predator responsible for the destruction of ... read more

Apr. 5, 2017 — Scientists have discovered a new species of worm-snail on a shipwreck in the Florida Keys. The new species, which is colorful and shoots mucus webs to trap food, is likely an invasive species from ... read more

Apr. 4, 2017 — Skeletons and shells first came into being 550 million years ago as the chemical make-up of seawater changed, a study ... read more

Apr. 4, 2017 — In a new study, researchers examined how the interaction of two genomes in animal cells -- the mitochondrial and nuclear genomes -- interact to affect adaptation of the Atlantic killifish to ... read more

Apr. 3, 2017 — An unusual fossil find is giving scientists new ideas about how some of the earliest animals on Earth came to dominate the world's ... read more

How to Clamp Down on Cyanide Fishing

Apr. 3, 2017 — Spraying cyanide in tropical seas can quickly and cheaply stun fish, allowing them to be easily captured and sold. But most countries where aquarium fish are collected have outlawed the method, which ... read more

Red Snapper Reproduction

Mar. 31, 2017 — Recent research conducted on the long-term issue of age distribution of red snapper in the Gulf of Mexico indicates that older fish, age eight and up are more reproductive than younger fish were over ... read more

Independent Evolutionary Origins of Complex Sociality in Marine Life

Mar. 31, 2017 — In the world of evolutionary research, scientists studying the evolution of eusocial societies have traditionally relied on information gathered from studying terrestrial insects. A group of ... read more

Mar. 31, 2017 — Droplets and exhaled breath caught from the blowholes of killer whales along the Pacific coast are providing scientists with insights into whale health and revealing bacteria and fungi that may be a ... read more

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