DNA Fingerprinting Method May Thwart False Labeling Of Shark Meat
Vigo, Spain - Nov 3, 2008 22:04 EST
Researchers in Spain are reporting that a new DNA identification method could thwart false labeling of shark species used in various seafood products, including the expensive Chinese delicacy known as shark fin soup.
Their study is scheduled for the November 26...
Scientists Celebrate As 1,000th Giant Bluefin Tuna Tagged
Babylon, New York - Oct 29, 2008 22:27 EST
A giant Atlantic bluefin tuna weighing more than half a ton had the honor of being fitted with the 1000th electronic tracking tag placed on this threatened species when it was caught and released on Monday (October 20) in the...
NOAA And NSF Commissions Study Of Ocean Acidification's Impact On U.S. Waters
Washington, D.C. - Oct 22, 2008 19:53 EST
The first comprehensive national study of how carbon dioxide emissions absorbed into the oceans may be altering fisheries, marine mammals, coral reefs, and other natural resources has been commissioned by NOAA and the National Science Foundation.
"Carbon dioxide released into the...
Study: Fertilizer Use Damaging Both Water Quality And Aquatic Life
Baltimore, Maryland - Oct 21, 2008 21:16 EST
A rise in carbon emissions is not the only threat to the planet. Changes to the nitrogen cycle, caused in large part by the widespread use of fertilizers, are also damaging both water quality and aquatic life. These concerns are...
Scientific Hunch Poised To Save Thousands From Toxic Ciguatera Poisoning
Queensland, Australia - Oct 20, 2008 01:14 EST
A neuroscientist at UQ's Queensland Brain Institute has found a way to combat a debilitating illness that affects an estimated 50,000 people a year in tropical regions.
Ciguatera poisoning – which often results in acute nausea, vomiting and painful gastrointestinal...
New Study Reveals The Evolutionary History Of Threatened Sea Turtles
New York, New York - Oct 15, 2008 21:10 EST
It's confirmed: Even though flatback turtles dine on fish, shrimp, and mollusks, they are closely related to primarily herbivorous green sea turtles. New genetic research carried out by Eugenia Naro-Maciel, a Marine Biodiversity Scientist at the Center for Biodiversity and...