Research Sheds Light On How Fish Food Rises From Ocean Depths
Adelaide, South Australia - Jun 26, 2012 20:08 EST
Research by Flinders oceanographer Associate Professor Jochen Kaempf has shed new light on the movement of nutrient-rich water generated in coastal canyons, a process which makes a fundamental contribution to the marine food chain.
The research, published in the prestigious international...
Scientists: Diverse Catches Are Better For Fishery Ecosystems; 'Balanced Harvest'
Clayton, Victoria - Mar 1, 2012 19:26 EST
Fishing for a 'balanced harvest' can achieve productive fisheries as well as environmental conservation, an international scientific team reports today in the journal Science.
In contrast, increasing fishing selectivity to catch a small group of species and sizes neither maximizes production...
Indonesian Shark Fishing Communities To Help In Sustainability Study
Perth, Western Australia - Jan 30, 2012 20:47 EST
A Murdoch University PhD student will spend a year living among Indonesian shark fishermen to investigate their impact on shark populations and the effects of conservation efforts on fishing communities.
Vanessa Jaiteh hopes her project, beginning at the end of this...
Dating Drought Or Purple Patch? Fish Reveal How Males Choose Mates
Sydney, Australia - Oct 12, 2011 22:06 EST
Males decide how much effort they put into courtship and which females to court based on how many others they have recently encountered and how attractive they were, according to a new study into the mating tactics of tropical fish.
Lungfish Provides Insight To Life On Land; 'Humans Are Just Modified Fish'
Melbourne, Victoria - Oct 4, 2011 19:32 EST
A study into the muscle development of several different fish has given insights into the genetic leap that set the scene for the evolution of hind legs in terrestrial animals. This innovation gave rise to the tetrapods—four-legged creatures, and our...