New Model Developed To Predict Ocean Conditions Where Corals Can Thrive
New York, New York - Apr 16, 2008 14:44 EST
The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and the International Institute for Geo-Information Science and Earth have developed a new scientific model that accurately maps where coral reefs are in the most trouble and identifies regions where reefs can be protected best....
Sydney Harbor's Contaminated Seaweeds A Deadly Diet For Sea Creatures
Sydney, Australia - Apr 7, 2008 14:24 EST
Contaminated seaweeds in Sydney Harbour could be threatening the small animals that feed on them, according to a new study revealing that the harbour's seaweeds have the world's highest levels of copper and lead contamination.
Up to 75 percent of the...
Fish 'Eavesdropping' For Food Odors Connected To Global Climate Regulation
Wilmington, North Carolina - Apr 2, 2008 17:30 EST
Climate change may be predicted by fish who "eavesdrop" their way to healthy food sources using chemical cues given off by ocean organisms. This research, conducted by the University of North Carolina Wilmington assistant professor Sean Lema and collaborators, was...
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...