Landlocked North Dakota Oceanographer Is No 'Fish Out Of Water'
Grand Forks, North Dakota - Jan 17, 2012 20:28 EST
Can an oceanographer in the middle of the North American continent find happiness studying a flooding freshwater lake in landlocked North Dakota?
According to Xiaodong Zhang, an associate professor in earth systems science and policy at the University of North Dakota,...
Scientists Find 'Opportunistic' Fish That Mimics Octopus That Mimics Fish
San Francisco, California - Jan 4, 2012 19:25 EST
Nature's game of intimidation and imitation comes full circle in the waters of Indonesia, where scientists have recorded for the first time an association between the black-marble jawfish (Stalix cf. histrio) and the mimic octopus (Thaumoctopus mimicus).
Undescribed by scientists until...
Russian River Water Unexpected Culprit Behind Arctic Freshening Near US, Canada
Seattle, Washington - Jan 4, 2012 18:52 EST
A hemispherewide phenomenon – and not just regional forces – has caused record-breaking amounts of freshwater to accumulate in the Arctic's Beaufort Sea.
Frigid freshwater flowing into the Arctic Ocean from three of Russia's mighty rivers was diverted hundreds of miles...
Florida Tiger And Hammerhead Shark Fishing Restrictions Begin January 1, 2012
Tallahassee, Florida - Dec 28, 2011 18:25 EST
The recreational and commercial harvest of tiger sharks and smooth, scalloped and great hammerhead sharks will be prohibited in Florida state waters beginning Jan. 1.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) approved the management change at its Nov. 16...
Nominations Open For The 2012 Dan/Rolex Diver Of The Year Award
Durham, North Carolina - Dec 19, 2011 22:31 EST
Everyone has the ability to make a difference every day, but there are those who go so far above and beyond the call their contributions have far-reaching effects and influence the ways things are done. Do you know someone like...
Barracuda Babies: Novel Study Sheds Light On Early Life Of Prolific Predator
Miami, Florida - Dec 16, 2011 19:18 EST
For anglers and boaters who regularly travel the coasts of Florida the great barracuda (Sphyraena barracuda) is a common sight. Surprisingly, however, very little is known about the early life stage of this ecologically and socio-economically important coastal fish.
Study Of Skates And Sharks Questions Assumptions About 'Essential' Genes
Salisbury Cove, Maine - Dec 15, 2011 18:37 EST
Biologists have long assumed that all jawed vertebrates possess a full complement of nearly identical genes for critical aspects of their development. But a paper in the December 16 issue of Science with Benjamin King of the Mount Desert Island...
Elephant Seal Travels 'Awe-Inspiring' 18,000 Miles In 11 Months
New York, New York - Dec 9, 2011 19:18 EST
The Wildlife Conservation Society tracked a southern elephant seal for an astonishing 18,000 miles – the equivalent of New York to Sydney and back again.
WCS tracked the male seal from December, 2010, to November, 2011. The animal – nicknamed Jackson...
Sierra Club Launches 'Safe Sushi' App To Query Mercury Levels
San Francisco, California - Dec 8, 2011 22:03 EST
Successfully eating with chopsticks will once again be the most nerve-racking part of eating sushi, thanks to a new app that informs and educates consumers about mercury levels in fish. The Sierra Club, the largest and most effective grassroots...