Prehistoric Creatures Provide Clue To Deep Sea Life On Aussie Reef; 'Living Fossils'
St. Lucia, Queensland - Jul 15, 2010 17:58 EST
Scientists from the Queensland Brain Institute have used high-tech equipment to capture underwater creatures at depths not documented from before.
Using deep-sea cameras and instrument platforms new to Australia, prehistoric six-gilled sharks, giant oil fish, swarms of crustaceans and many...
Research: Antidepressants In Water Cause Shrimps To 'Swim Towards The Light'
Portsmouth, U.K. - Jul 7, 2010 22:59 EST
Rising levels of antidepressants in coastal waters could change sea-life behavior and potentially damage the food-chain, according to a new study.
Research into the behavior of shrimps exposed to the antidepressant fluoxetine, showed that their behavior is dramatically affected. The...
NOAA Models: 60-80% Chance For Tarballs To Hit The Florida Keys And Miami
Washington, D.C. - Jul 3, 2010 18:05 EST
NOAA has used modeling of historical wind and ocean currents to project the likelihood that surface oil from the Deepwater Horizon/BP oil spill will impact additional U.S. coastline. This modeling, part of NOAA's comprehensive response to the unprecedented Gulf oil...
The Amperima Event: Ecological Change In The Abyss Driven By Climate
Southampton, U.K. - Jun 25, 2010 13:30 EST
Even in the dark abyss of the deep ocean animal communities can undergo rapid, widespread and radical changes. Scientists at the National Oceanography Centre are at the forefront of monitoring these changes and understanding the mechanisms responsible. Their latest research...