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Opportunity to restore abundance to Hawaiian reef fisheries

Thu, 24 May 2018 14:16:39 EDT ~ A new study has identified areas in the Hawaiian Islands that would provide the greatest increase in coastal fishery stocks, if effectively managed. Find out more...

400-million-year-old evolutionary arms race helps researchers understand HIV

Thu, 24 May 2018 14:15:45 EDT ~ Researchers were interested in the origin of a gene that encodes for protein, HERC5, shown to potently inhibit HIV. Scientists show that the gene first emerged in fish over 400 million years ago and has been involved in an evolutionary arms race with viruses ever since. Find out more...

Invasive seaweed makes fish change their behavior

Tue, 22 May 2018 13:26:36 EDT ~ Researchers have found that changes in the seascape may impact the behavior of fish and could be leaving them less options for refuge and more vulnerable to predators. Find out more...

The gypsum gravity chute: A phytoplankton-elevator to the ocean floor

Tue, 22 May 2018 12:32:43 EDT ~ Tiny gypsum crystals can make phytoplankton so heavy that they rapidly sink, hereby transporting large quantities of carbon to the ocean's depths. Find out more...

World's biggest fisheries supported by seagrass meadows

Mon, 21 May 2018 13:17:43 EDT ~ Scientific research has provided the first quantitative global evidence of the significant role that seagrass meadows play in supporting world fisheries productivity. Find out more...

Autism is not linked to eating fish in pregnacy

Mon, 21 May 2018 13:17:07 EDT ~ A major study examining the fish-eating habits of pregnant women has found that they are not linked to autism or autistic traits in their children. Scientists looked at the assumption that mercury exposure during pregnancy is a major cause of autism using evidence from nearly 4,500 women who took part in the Children of the '90s study. Find out more...

Keep saying yes to fish twice a week for heart health

Thu, 17 May 2018 08:18:37 EDT ~ A new scientific advisory reaffirms the recommendation to eat two servings of fish per week. Find out more...

Hippo waste causes fish kills in Africa's Mara River

Wed, 16 May 2018 08:56:40 EDT ~ Ecologists have long known that agricultural and sewage pollution can cause low oxygen conditions and fish kills in rivers. A new study reports that hippo waste can have a similar effect in Africa's Mara River, which passes through the world renowned Maasai Mara National Reserve of Kenya, home to more than 4,000 hippos. Find out more...

Researchers use LiDAR to locate invasive fish and preserve a national treasure

Tue, 15 May 2018 10:57:13 EDT ~ According to new research, an aircraft-mounted instrument could offer a faster way to locate and capture the non-native fish at Yellowstone National Park during the brief weeks each year when they come into shallow water to spawn. Find out more...

437 million tons of fish, $560 billion wasted due to destructive fishing operations

Tue, 15 May 2018 10:56:12 EDT ~ Industrial fisheries that rely on bottom trawling wasted 437 million tonnes of fish and missed out on $560 billion in revenue over the past 65 years, new research has found. Find out more...