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Marine Biology News
February 22, 2017

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February 22, 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

Feb. 16, 2017 — From 1950 to 2010, 27 percent of commercial marine landings were diverted to uses other than direct human consumption, a new research project has ... read more

Whale-Ship Collisions

Feb. 16, 2017 — Scientists and government officials met at the United Nations today to consider possible solutions to a global problem: how to protect whale species in their most important marine habitats that ... read more

Deep Reefs Unlikely to Save Shallow Coral Reefs

Feb. 15, 2017 — Often highlighted as important ecological refuges, deep sections of coral reefs (30-60 m depth) can offer protection from the full force of climate change-related impacts, such as intensifying storms ... 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

Gut Feeling Essential for Migrating Fish

Feb. 14, 2017 — Why do trout spend so much time in potentially dangerous estuaries before migrating to sea? The answer may lie in the ... read more

Marine Bacteria Produce an Environmentally Important Molecule With Links to Climate

Feb. 13, 2017 — Scientists have discovered that tiny marine bacteria can synthesize one of Earth's most abundant sulfur molecules, which affects atmospheric chemistry and potentially climate. This molecule, ... 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

Are Drones Disturbing Marine Mammals?

Feb. 13, 2017 — Marine researchers have made sure that their research drones aren't disturbing their research subjects, shows a new report. And they're hoping that others will follow their example to help ... 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. 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

Feb. 9, 2017 — As the climate changes and fisheries transform the oceans, the world's African penguins are in trouble. Young penguins aren't able to take all the changes into account and are finding ... read more

Feb. 9, 2017 — Fish embryo study indicates that the last common ancestor of vertebrates was a complex animal complete with gills -- overturning prior scientific understanding and complementing recent fossil finds. ... 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

Feb. 13, 2017 — A team of scientists has discovered a new species of polychaete, a type of marine annelid worm, 9-meters deep underwater near Japan's Syowa Station in Antarctica, providing a good opportunity to ... 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

Some Animals Are More Equal Than Others: New Study Shows Some Animal Welfare Issues Get More Media

Feb. 8, 2017 — Researchers have published the first review of how wild animal welfare is reported in the UK media. The research suggests that an animal welfare issue is more likely to attract media coverage if it ... read more

Feb. 8, 2017 — A research team has found a way to translate their knowledge of blue whales off California and in the eastern tropical Pacific Ocean to the other side of the world, revealing those areas of the ... read more

Feb. 8, 2017 — A compound extracted from a deep-water marine sponge collected near the Bahamas is showing potent antibacterial activity against the drug resistant bacteria methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus ... read more

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