Scientists, Lawyers, Comedians, Actors And Wildlife Experts Call On Government To Protect Lobsters And Crabs From Being 'Boiled Alive', 'Pain'
London, England - Feb 7, 2018 18:13 EST
Almost sixty leading scientists and public figures have signed an open letter to Defra Secretary of State, Michael Gove, calling for the protection of crabs and lobsters in animal welfare law.
Among the signatories are the British Veterinary Association, the RSPCA,...
Research: Tiger Shark Sex Life Fuels Sustainability Risk
Brisbane, Queensland - Jan 18, 2018 20:30 EST
University of Queensland research has found tiger sharks differ from many other sharks in
that they donâ€™t use multiple paternity as a reproductive strategy.
UQ researcher Dr. Bonnie Holmes said multiple paternity occurred when a single litter of
Going Diving In The Tropics? Study Says Donâ€™t Eat The Reef Fish!
Vancouver, British Columbia Canada - Sep 21, 2017 14:40 EST
Reducing tourist consumption of reef fish is critical for Palauâ€™s ocean sustainability, finds a new UBC study that suggests other small island nations might also consider adopting this strategy.
Climate change is expected to lead to sharp declines in Palauâ€™s reefs,...
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...