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Female fish 'more reluctant' to change sex than males

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 10:32:08 EDT ~ Scientists in the UK have observed a fascinating new fact about sex changing fish: the direction of sex change has implication for population numbers. Find out more...

Shocking gaps in basic knowledge of deep sea life

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 18:33:50 EDT ~ Human interference in the deep sea could already be outpacing our basic understanding of how it functions. As a result, without increased research and an immediate review of deep ocean conservation measures, the creatures that live there face an uncertain future, scientists have warned. Find out more...

Warmer waters from climate change will leave fish shrinking, gasping for air

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 11:15:00 EDT ~ Fish are expected to shrink in size by 20 to 30 per cent if ocean temperatures continue to climb due to climate change. Find out more...

Post-whaling recovery of Southern Hemisphere

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 09:43:06 EDT ~ By 2100 some Southern Hemisphere whale species will not have reached half their pre-whaling numbers, while other species are expected to recover by 2050. Find out more...

Sopping up sunblock from oceans to save coral reefs

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 08:56:56 EDT ~ Coral reefs can't seem to catch a break. Not only are rising temperatures wreaking havoc with their environment, but emerging evidence suggests that a certain sunblock component is a coral killer. Now, researchers have developed a biodegradable bead that can soak up the sunblock ingredient, oxybenzone, like a thirsty sea sponge. Find out more...

New gene catalog of ocean microbiome reveals surprises

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 16:20:14 EDT ~ Oceanographers report completing the largest single-site microbiome gene catalog constructed to date. With this new information, the team discovered nutrient limitation is a central driver in the evolution of ocean microbe genomes. Find out more...

Antillean manatee count informs policy recommendations

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 12:21:24 EDT ~ Scientists use sonar to estimate Antillean Manatee populations in the murky waters of Panama's internationally protected San San Pond Sak wetlands. Find out more...

Deafness in farmed salmon linked to accelerated growth

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 18:13:02 EDT ~ Half of the world's farmed salmon are part deaf due to accelerated growth rates in aquaculture, new research has found. The results now offer a better understanding of the effects of a common inner ear deformity, and some specific actions to tackle this welfare issue. Find out more...

Changing tides: Lake Michigan could best support lake trout and steelhead

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 16:06:31 EDT ~ Invasive mussels and less nutrients from tributaries have altered the Lake Michigan ecosystem, making it more conducive to the stocking of lake trout and steelhead than Chinook salmon, according to a recent US Geological Survey and Michigan State University study. Find out more...

Larvaceans provide a pathway for transporting microplastics into deep-sea food webs

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 14:51:49 EDT ~ A new article shows that filter-feeding animals called giant larvaceans can collect and consume microplastic particles, potentially carrying microplastics to the deep seafloor. Find out more...