Radiocarbon Dating Suggests White Sharks Can Live 70 Years And Longer
Woods Hole, Massachusetts - Jan 8, 2014 23:53 EST
Adult white sharks, also known as great whites, may live far longer than previously thought, according to a new study that used radiocarbon dating to determine age estimates for white sharks in the Northwest Atlantic Ocean.
Sharks are typically aged by...
Ocean Art Underwater Photo Contest Winners Announced
Culver City, California - Dec 19, 2013 00:40 EST
The prestigious Ocean Art Underwater Photo Competition, organized by the Underwater Photography Guide, has announced the 2013 winners. This year's Ocean Art Competition attracted a very high caliber of photos, representing entrants from over 50 countries.
Over $80,000 of prizes will...
Large Study Shows Pollution Impact On Coral Reefs -- And Offers Solution
Corvallis, Oregon - Nov 26, 2013 18:09 EST
One of the largest and longest experiments ever done to test the impact of nutrient loading on coral reefs today confirmed what scientists have long suspected – that this type of pollution from sewage, agricultural practices or other sources can...
Researchers: Stingray Movement Could Inspire The Next Generation Of Submarines
Buffalo, New York - Nov 14, 2013 18:56 EST
Stingrays swim through water with such ease that researchers from the University at Buffalo and Harvard University are studying how their movements could be used to design more agile and fuel-efficient unmanned underwater vehicles.
The vehicles could allow researchers to more...
Study: Caribbean Fish Can't See Lionfish; 'Practically Unstoppable'
Queensland, Australia - Oct 17, 2013 21:16 EST
A spiny, toxic and beautiful member of the world's coral reef communities, the Red Lionfish is invisible to the small fish it likes to eat.
A new study by James Cook University scientists Oona Lönnstedt and Professor Mark McCormick suggests this...
Genetics Used To Sort Out Poorly Known -- And Hunted -- Whale Species
New York, New York - Oct 3, 2013 20:57 EST
Saving the whales often means knowing—sometimes genetically—one group of whales from another, say researchers attempting to define populations of a medium-sized and poorly understood baleen whale that is sometimes targeted by Japan's scientific whaling program. In a new study, scientists...
Research Reveals Bottom Side-Roll Feeding Techniques Of Tagged Humpback Whales
Durham, New Hampshire - Sep 26, 2013 21:07 EST
New NOAA-led research on tagged humpback whales in Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary reveals a variety of previously unknown feeding techniques along the seafloor. Rather than a single bottom feeding behavior, the whales show three distinct feeding approaches: simple side-rolls,...
IPCC Report: Oceans Are Shielding Humanity From Impacts Of Climate Change
Oxford, England - Sep 26, 2013 20:44 EST
The latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) shows that the ocean is shielding humanity from climate change impacts at significant cost to its own health, says the Global Ocean Commission.
The UN's climate change assessment panel found...
Study: Urban Fish Masculinized By Hormone-Mimicking Chemicals
Davis, California - Sep 25, 2013 23:34 EST
It's a man's world for fish in a San Francisco Bay-Delta estuary.
Silverside fish collected from an urban beach in Suisun Marsh were more masculinized, but with smaller and less healthy gonads, than were neighboring silversides swimming near a cattle ranch...