Not So Bad: Great Lakes Fish Feeding On Invading Shrimp
Kingston, Ontario - Nov 22, 2011 19:01 EST
The latest invader of the Great Lakes—Hemimysis anomala, or more commonly the bloody red shrimp after its bright red spots—may become a new food source for fish, allaying concerns about how it will impact native fish populations.
"Forecasting how an...
Costa Rica: Tuna Farm Aquaculture Project Near Turtle Beaches Stopped
San Jose, Costa Rica - Nov 11, 2011 17:44 EST
On Monday November 7, 2011 Costa Rica's Environmental Secretariat (SETENA), via official document 2723-2011, stated it would no longer consider Granjas Atuneras de Golfito SA's petition to construct a yellow fin tuna aquaculture project, or tuna farm, at the...
Researchers: Fish Follow The Simple 'Rules Of Motion' To School
Uppsala, Sweden - Nov 7, 2011 20:28 EST
The rules of school are simple: it is all about watching the kid nearest to you and making sure you do what they do. Researchers at the mathematics department at Uppsala University, together with biologists at Sydney University have shown...
Florida Divers Capture 312 Invasive Lionfish During Lower Keys Derby
Stock Island, Florida Keys - Nov 7, 2011 18:32 EST
More than 50 divers collected 312 Indo-Pacific red lionfish Nov. 5 during the final 2011 diver derby to reduce the population of the invasive species in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary.
The Lower Keys Lionfish Derby attracted 14 teams that...
Researchers: Human Noise May Be Hindering Dolphin Echolocation
College Park, Maryland - Oct 31, 2011 19:21 EST
On land, the sound of jackhammers or passing semis might make it difficult for humans to hear, but not much is known about how anthropogenic noises in the ocean – from ship's sonar, pier pile drivers, or oil well operations,...
Professor Trains Goldfish To Recognize Objects; 'A Researcher's Dream Project'
Rochester, New York - Oct 28, 2011 17:42 EST
The fictitious storybook character Dr. Doolittle was known for talking with animals.
Caroline DeLong, an assistant professor of psychology at Rochester Institute of Technology, is a real-life Doolittle whose research focuses on object discrimination in goldfish and echolocation in dolphins to...