Reanimator: How To Cryopreserve Fish Embryos And Bring Them Back To Life
Minneapolis, Minnesota - Jul 13, 2017 17:14 EST
Scientists report for the first time the ability to both deep freeze and reanimate zebrafish embryos. The method, appearing in the journal ACS Nano, could potentially be used to bank larger aquatic and other vertebrate oocytes and embryos, too, for...
Lawsuit Over Cruelty To Endangered Orca At Miami Seaquarium To Return To Court
Miami, Florida - Jul 3, 2016 19:21 EST
This morning, PETA, the Animal Legal Defense Fund, Orca Network, and Orca Network director Howard Garrett filed an appeal of the trial court's dismissal of their Endangered Species Act (ESA) lawsuit against the Miami Seaquarium.
Armed with testimony from expert biologists,...
Surprise As Study Shows Sharkskin Increases Drag By 50 Percent
Stony Brook, New York - Mar 15, 2016 20:47 EST
The nature of sharkskin with its riblets – the micro-grooved structures found in aircraft wings, wind turbine blades, and Olympic-class swimsuits – seems to suggest a design for speed and streamlined swimming. But a new study led by Stony Brook...
Ketone Esters Eyed By Researchers To Combat Oxygen Toxicity In Deep-Water Divers
Miami, Florida - Dec 8, 2015 23:17 EST
For the first time, ketone esters-oral supplements useful in epilepsy treatment-are being studied to fight seizures caused by hyperbaric oxygen toxicity, a life-threatening byproduct of breathing too much oxygen that impacts deep-water divers.
The Office of Naval Research (ONR) is...
Research: Distressed Damsels Release Chemical Cry For Help
Townsville, Queensland - Oct 28, 2015 19:47 EST
Researchers at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies (Coral CoE) at James Cook University have found that fish release a chemical 'distress call' when caught by predators, dramatically boosting their chances of survival.
Fish harbour a chemical substance...
Researchers: Orange Peels May Clean Up The Ocean By Soaking Up Mercury
Adelaide, South Australia - Oct 25, 2015 19:32 EST
A brand new, dirt cheap, non-toxic polymer that literally sucks mercury out of water and soil is set to become a game changer in the battle against one of the world's most reviled pollutants.
The dark red material, developed by...
Sportsman Sets New Maryland Snakehead Record With 17.49 Pound Catch
Annapolis, Maryland - Oct 23, 2015 19:43 EST
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources has confirmed that Michael Meade of Upper Marlboro, Maryland set a new state sport fish record with a 17.49-pound northern snakehead while fishing with bow and arrow along the marshes of Mattawoman...