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Microplastics may be abundant in the surface sediments of Baynes Sound and Lambert Channel

Wed, 23 May 2018 15:00:12 EDT ~ Microplastics were found at all 16 sites studied in Baynes Sound and Lambert Channel, British Columbia, and were most abundant in the sediments of Henry Bay and Metcalfe Bay, according to a new study. Find out more...

Top 10 new species for 2018

Wed, 23 May 2018 08:02:11 EDT ~ The large and small, beautiful and bizarre are among the newly discovered animals, plants and microbes announced as the Top 10 New Species for 2018. Find out more...

How high-latitude corals cope with the cold

Tue, 22 May 2018 22:55:45 EDT ~ Corals growing in high-latitude reefs in Western Australia can regulate their internal chemistry to promote growth under cooler temperatures, according to new research. 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...

Japanese student discovers new crustacean species in deep sea hydrothermal vent

Mon, 21 May 2018 09:56:18 EDT ~ A new species of microcrustacean was collected from a submarine hot spring (hydrothermal vent) of a marine volcano (Myojin-sho caldera) in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Japan. This crustacean group is found only in deep-sea hydrothermal vents and is the first of its kind found in Japanese waters. Find out more...

New Zealand has its own population of blue whales

Thu, 17 May 2018 11:38:42 EDT ~ A group of blue whales that frequent the South Taranaki Bight (STB) between the North and South islands of New Zealand appears to be part of a local population that is genetically distinct from other blue whales in the Pacific Ocean and Southern Ocean, a new study has found. Find out more...

The survival of sea birds affected by ocean cycles

Thu, 17 May 2018 10:22:30 EDT ~ In a general context of climate change, researchers have revealed the impact of ocean cycles, such as the Pacific decadal oscillation and El Nio, on the survival of the Nazca booby. Their research shows for the first time that long cycles directly affect the survival of adult populations. 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...