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 Shows Value Of Cadaver Dogs Locating Underwater Corpses
Queensgate, Huddersfield - Sep 11, 2015 20:13 EST
EVEN when a body is submerged in deep and murky water, a specially-trained dog can sniff its whereabouts from the surface. This incredible level of canine capability is being investigated by University of Huddersfield researcher Lorna Irish. Her...
Hard To Port: Conservation Group Kicks Off Anti-Whaling Campaign In Iceland
Reykjavik, Iceland - Jul 2, 2015 23:12 EST
Activists from the marine conservation group Hard To Port have launched an educational anti-whaling campaign to monitor and expose the country's whaling activities.
As the first fin whale of the season was pulled towards the whaling station for further processing, an...
Seeing The Unseen: PET/CT Scans Reveal Seabed Worms' Hidden Life
Odense M, Denmark - Apr 21, 2015 00:30 EST
The seabed is inhabited by vast numbers of small animals with hidden lives in the sandy sediments. Here they play an important role in keeping the oceans healthy. But how these animals behave and interact with each other is unclear,...
Scientists Discover How Tuna Stay Warm With Cold Hearts: Adrenalin
Manchester, United Kingdom - Feb 5, 2015 19:13 EST
Scientists at The University of Manchester, working with colleagues at Stanford University in America, have discovered how prized bluefin tuna keep their hearts pumping during temperature changes that would stop a human heart. The research helps to answer important questions...
Fish 'Personality' Linked To Vulnerability To Angling; Cautious Live Another Day
Joensuu, Finland - Oct 29, 2014 23:11 EST
Individual differences in moving activity in a novel environment are linked to individual differences in vulnerability to angling, according to an experimental study completed at the University of Eastern Finland and the Finnish Game and Fisheries Research Institute. The study...
Research: Dolphins Can Sense Magnetic Fields
Rennes, France - Sep 30, 2014 00:48 EST
Add dolphins to the list of magnetosensitive animals, French researchers say. Dolphins are indeed sensitive to magnetic stimuli, as they behave differently when swimming near magnetized objects. So says Dorothee Kremers and her colleagues at Ethos unit of the Université...
IPCC Report: Oceans Are Shielding Humanity From Impacts Of Climate Change
Oxford, England - Sep 26, 2013 20:44 EST
The latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) shows that the ocean is shielding humanity from climate change impacts at significant cost to its own health, says the Global Ocean Commission.
The UN's climate change assessment panel found...
Researchers Look For Answer To The Question: Do Fish Really Feel Pain
Berlin, Germany - Aug 9, 2013 19:06 EST
Fish do not feel pain the way humans do. That is the conclusion drawn by an international team of researchers consisting of neurobiologists, behavioral ecologists and fishery scientists. One contributor to the landmark study was Prof. Dr. Robert Arlinghaus of...
Campaigners Condemn 900 'Last Resort' Seal Shootings In Scotland
East Sussex, England - Mar 18, 2013 20:06 EST
The Seal Protection Action Group (SPAG) today condemned the Scottish Government for publishing details about the shooting of hundreds of seals in Scotland on an obscure website, so avoiding public scrutiny and further public outrage at the killings.
The Marine Scotland...
Study: Fragments Of Continents Hidden Under Lava In The Indian Ocean
Potsdam, Germany - Feb 24, 2013 17:37 EST
The islands Reunion and Mauritius, both well-known tourist destinations, are hiding a micro-continent, which has now been discovered. The continent fragment known as Mauritia detached about 60 million years ago while Madagascar and India drifted apart, and had been hidden...
Study: No Evidence Of Increasing Jellyfish Population Over Last Two Centuries
Southampton, England - Dec 31, 2012 17:57 EST
Scientists have cast doubt on the widely held perception that there has been a global increase in jellyfish.
Blooms, or proliferations, of jellyfish can show a substantial, visible impact on coastal populations – clogged nets for fishermen, stinging waters for tourists,...