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...
Researchers Design Fish 'Backpack' To Advance Underwater Research
Las Cruces, New Mexico - Sep 21, 2015 23:53 EST
A new underwater stimulation system created by collaborators at New Mexico State University will assist in the study of electrical activity in aquatic vertebrates. This new technology may also help NMSU researchers reveal the connection between electricity and tissue regeneration...
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...
Canada's Marineland: Who Is Philip Demers aka 'The Walrus Whisper'?
Niagra Falls, Ontario, Canada - Aug 12, 2015 20:41 EST
Hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of taxpayers' dollars have been spent investigating false allegations by Philip Demers that Marineland mistreats its animals and engages in criminal animal abuse. He continues to pursue the closure of Marineland, one of...
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...
Dive Discovers Missing Aircraft Hangar Of Sunken WW II-Era Japanese Submarine
Manoa, Hawaii - Apr 28, 2015 22:59 EST
The dramatic discovery of a lost World War II-era Imperial Japanese Navy mega-submarine by a University of Hawai'i and U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) team in December 2013 inspired a new search by NHK, the Japanese Broadcasting Corporation,...
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,...