Pacific Coast Shark Attacks Up During 2014, 'Three Times' Historic Average
La Jolla, California - Jan 22, 2015 19:36 EST
There were 6 authenticated unprovoked shark attacks on humans reported from the Pacific Coast of North America during 2014. All of the attacks were recorded from California. The attacks were distributed in the following months; July (1), October (4) and...
Ocean Art Underwater Photo Contest Winners Announced
Culver City, California - Jan 7, 2015 00:27 EST
The prestigious Ocean Art Underwater Photo Competition, organized by the Underwater Photography Guide, has announced the 2014 winners. This year's Ocean Art Competition attracted a very high caliber of photos, representing entrants from over 50 countries.
Over $70,000 of prizes will...
Fish 'Personality' Linked To Vulnerability To Angling; Cautious Live Another Day
Joensuu, Finland - Oct 29, 2014 23:11 EST
Individual differences in moving activity in a novel environment are linked to individual differences in vulnerability to angling, according to an experimental study completed at the University of Eastern Finland and the Finnish Game and Fisheries Research Institute. The study...
Research: BOFFFS—Big, Old, Fat, Fertile, Female Fish—Sustain Fisheries
Manoa, Hawaii - Oct 24, 2014 21:09 EST
Recreational fishermen prize large trophy fish. Commercial fishing gear targets big fish. After all, larger fish feed the egos of humans as well as their bellies.
A new compilation of research from around the world now shows that big, old, fat,...
Research: Dolphins Can Sense Magnetic Fields
Rennes, France - Sep 30, 2014 00:48 EST
Add dolphins to the list of magnetosensitive animals, French researchers say. Dolphins are indeed sensitive to magnetic stimuli, as they behave differently when swimming near magnetized objects. So says Dorothee Kremers and her colleagues at Ethos unit of the Université...
Investigation: Beached Great White Shark Likely Choked To Death On Sea Lion
Perth, Western Australia - Jul 17, 2014 08:44 EST
The Western Australia Department of Fisheries has concluded its investigation into the death of a White shark found washed ashore at Coronation Beach, about 28 kilometers north of Geraldton earlier this week.
Principal Research Scientist Dr Rory McAuley says the four-meter...
Scientists Take First Dip Into Supercooled Water's Mysterious 'No Man's Land'
Menlo Park, California - Jun 18, 2014 21:38 EST
Scientists at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have made the first structural observations of liquid water at temperatures down to minus 51 degrees Fahrenheit, within an elusive "no man's land" where water's strange properties are super-amplified.