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New light cast on fishing throughout history

Mon, 12 Nov 2018 09:59:42 EST ~ A new study has revealed new insights into ancient fishing throughout history, including what type of fish people were regularly eating as part of their diet. Find out more...

Warming waters caused rapid -- and opposite -- shifts in connected marine communities

Thu, 08 Nov 2018 14:24:26 EST ~ Two connected marine ecosystems -- the Eastern English Channel and Southern North Sea -- experienced big and opposite changes in their fish communities over a 30-year period. Rapid warming drove smaller ocean fishes to shift abruptly northward from one ecosystem to the other. Find out more...

Reducing seafood fraud: Researchers and partners work with sushi restaurants

Thu, 08 Nov 2018 13:41:40 EST ~ A new monitoring project aims to take 'fake sushi' off Los Angeles diners' plates. The Los Angeles Seafood Monitoring Project team -- which includes university researchers, students, sushi restaurants and government regulators -- is working to reduce sushi fraud and the mislabeling of fish. Find out more...

The secret behind coral reef diversity? Time, lots of time

Thu, 08 Nov 2018 13:05:14 EST ~ One of the world's premier diving destinations owes its reputation as a hot spot of marine biodiversity to being undisturbed over millions of years, according to ecologists. The researchers conclude that patterns of high diversity may take tens of millions of years to arise, but can be wiped out in a few years by human impacts. Find out more...

Modern slavery promotes overfishing

Wed, 07 Nov 2018 09:38:07 EST ~ Labour abuses, including modern slavery, are 'hidden subsidies' that allow distant-water fishing fleets to remain profitable and promote overfishing. Find out more...

Undeterred, Gulf fish spawn despite hurricane

Tue, 06 Nov 2018 19:27:36 EST ~ Even a Category 4 hurricane doesn't kill the mood for coastal fish -- and that's good news for all species, as well as for a multibillion-dollar recreational fishing industry. As extreme weather patterns threaten to bring more and larger storms to the Gulf Coast, new findings show some important fish species are able to continue spawning even in a severe storm. Find out more...

Oceanographers produce first-ever images of entire cod shoals

Tue, 06 Nov 2018 15:04:13 EST ~ A team of oceanographers has journeyed to Norway -- one of the last remaining regions of the world where cod still thrive -- and used a synoptic acoustic system to, for the first time, illuminate entire shoals of cod almost instantaneously, during the height of the spawning season. Find out more...

Warming oceans lead to more fur seal deaths from hookworm infection

Tue, 06 Nov 2018 11:16:08 EST ~ Rising ocean temperatures are putting fur seal pups at greater risk of death from hookworm infections, according to new findings. Find out more...

Eat your vegetables (and fish): Another reason why they may promote heart health

Tue, 06 Nov 2018 07:32:39 EST ~ Elevated levels of trimethylamine N-oxide (TMAO) -- a compound linked with the consumption of fish, seafood and a primarily vegetarian diet -- may reduce hypertension-related heart disease symptoms. New research in rats finds that low-dose treatment with TMAO reduced heart thickening (cardiac fibrosis) and markers of heart failure in an animal model of hypertension. Find out more...

How to reduce the impact of shipping vessel noise on fish? Slow them down

Mon, 05 Nov 2018 12:24:52 EST ~ One concern with the increase vessel transits in the western Canadian Arctic is how noise pollution can detrimentally affect marine animals. Researchers have found that the negative impact of noise from shipping vessels can be mitigated by reducing the ship's speed. Find out more...