Research: Pressure Sensing Shark Forecast Weather Changes
Aberdeen, U. K. - Mar 24, 2008 17:38 EST
Ground-breaking research which could lead to sharks being used to predict the weather has been carried out at Aberdeen’s National Hyperbaric Centre.
Marine Biology student Lauren Smith is close to completing her PhD studies into the pressure sensing abilities of the...
Researchers Sharpen Search For New Marine Medicines With Novel Techniques
San Diego, California - Mar 19, 2008 13:00 EST
With the number of terrestrial sources that yield novel treatments for human disease decreasing year by year, the oceans have been tapped as a promising resource for discovering new natural biomedicines. Two studies by scientists at UC San Diego, each...
How Iron Gets Into The North Pacific: Is The Dust-storm Theory Overblown?
Berkeley, California - Mar 19, 2008 12:48 EST
Most oceanographers have assumed that, in the areas of the world's oceans known as High Nutrient, Low Chlorophyll (HNLC) regions, the iron needed to fertilize infrequent plankton blooms comes almost entirely from wind-blown dust. Phoebe Lam and James Bishop of...
Research: Alligators' Muscles Move Lungs Around For Sneaky Maneuvers In Water
Salt Lake City, Utah - Mar 13, 2008 12:59 EST
Without a ripple in the water, alligators dive, surface or roll sideways, even though they lack flippers or fins. University of Utah biologists discovered gators maneuver silently by using their diaphragm, pelvic, abdominal and rib muscles to shift their lungs...
Shark Conspiracies: Fatal Shark Attack On Markus Groh Examined
San Diego, California - Mar 8, 2008 09:15 EST
The April, 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...
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.