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...
'Shark Girl' And Guy Harvey Painting Collaboration Raises $7500
Coral Gables, Florida - Oct 14, 2011 18:39 EST
Already raising nearly $4,000 for shark research through selling lemonade and shark-shaped cookies at her home in Minnesota, 8-year-old Sophi Bromenshenkel recently joined forces with her
hero, celebrated marine wildlife artist and conservationist Guy Harvey, to raise an additional $7,500 for...
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.
Mercury Pollution In The Great Lakes Region -- Nearly Forgotten, But Not Gone
Detroit, Michigan - Oct 11, 2011 20:42 EST
The scope and intensity of mercury pollution in the Great Lakes region is much greater than previously reported, but additional mercury controls should bring needed improvement, according to a new summary of scientific research on the subject.
Despite general declines in...
Florida Biologists Fish For Reasons Behind Endangered Grouper's Comeback
Gainsville, Florida - Oct 10, 2011 20:29 EST
In the waters along Florida's east and west coasts, Florida State University marine biologists are collecting new data on the once severely overfished Atlantic goliath grouper, a native species that is making a comeback in the southeastern United States after...