NOAA Aids Lab In Growing Coral For Transplantation To Damaged Reefs
New Haven, Connecticut - Feb 29, 2008 15:29 EST
Scientists at the National Coral Reef Institute (NCRI) are currently growing more than 400 corals from the larval stage as part of a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) -funded research, and will transplant them to restore damaged coral reefs.
Shark Conspiracies: 'Absurdity' Of ISAF's 2007 Shark Attack Numbers Examined
San Diego, California - Feb 19, 2008 16:59 EST
The March 2008 episode of Shark Conspiracies is now available for free download. Shark Conspiracies explores shark sightings and attacks in a new way, by exposing the cover-ups and misinformation sometimes generated from tourism and conservation interests. Shark Conspiracies claims...
Study: Fish Devastated By Sex-changing Chemicals In Municipal Wastewater; Estrogen Eyed
New Brunswick, Canada - Feb 16, 2008 15:14 EST
While most people understand the dangers of flushing toxic chemicals into the ecosystem through municipal sewer systems, one potentially devastating threat to wild fish populations comes from an unlikely source: estrogen.
After an exhaustive seven-year research effort, Canadian biologists found that...
New Fish Parasite Species Described; Farmed Fish Infected With Serious Disease
Oslo, Norwary - Feb 11, 2008 17:32 EST
While studying towards his doctorate of philosophy, Anders Jørgensen discovered a previously undescribed species of parasite that infects farmed fish and produces serious disease.
Single-celled parasites of the genus Spironucleus are known to produce serious illness in farmed and aquarium...
Study Links Population Density, Farming To Intersex Fish
Reston, Virginia - Feb 7, 2008 18:07 EST
For several years, scientists have been working to determine why so many male smallmouth bass in the Potomac River basin have immature female egg cells in their testes - a form of intersex. They are closer to finding an answer.
Canadian Government: Annual Seal Hunt Misinformation Campaign Starts Again
Ottawa, Canada - Feb 6, 2008 18:40 EST
It's that time of year again when certain groups begin distributing misinformation about Canada's harp seal hunt, which tarnishes the reputation of Aboriginal and Atlantic sealers. As Canada's Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, I want to make sure the facts...
See-through Fish Is Created To Give A Clearer Idea Of How Cancer Spreads
Boston, Massachusetts - Feb 6, 2008 17:59 EST
Zebrafish are genetically similar to humans and are good models for human biology and disease. Now, researchers at Children's Hospital Boston have created a zebrafish that is transparent throughout its life. The new fish allows scientists to directly view its...