Scientists: Hearing Loss May Be Responsible For Whale Beachings
Sarasota Florida - Nov 5, 2010 18:46 EST
Few events in the marine world are as upsetting to the public and as mystifying to experts as dolphin and whale strandings, but a new study by a team of scientists led by the University of South Florida and Mote...
Newly Discovered Gene Enables Fish To 'Disappear'
Nashville, Tenneseee - Oct 29, 2010 19:11 EST
Researchers led by Vanderbilt's Roger Cone, Ph.D., have discovered a new member of a gene family that has powerful influences on pigmentation and the regulation of body weight.
The gene is the third member of the agouti family. Two agouti genes...
Coral Algae Discovered In Black Corals At Never Seen Before Depths
Manoa, Hawaii - Oct 28, 2010 13:45 EST
Researchers at the Hawai'i Institute of Marine Biology (HIMB), an organized research unit in the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa's School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology have made a remarkable new discovery.
When most people envision coral, they...
Guppy Study Shows Poor Start In Life Need Not Spell Doom In Adulthood
Riverside, California - Oct 21, 2010 16:07 EST
Does the environment encountered early in life have permanent and predictable long-term effects in adulthood? Such effects have been reported in numerous organisms, including humans.
But now a biology graduate student at the University of California, Riverside reports that how...
Oceanographers: Elephant Seals Improve Maps Of Antarctic Seafloor
Santa Cruz, California - Oct 19, 2010 23:20 EST
Oceanographers are using data collected by elephant seals to improve their map of the seafloor on Antarctica's continental shelf. The new map results from a collaboration between Daniel Costa, a professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at UC Santa Cruz,...
Florida Marine Lab 'Releases' Coral Fragments In Keys Reef Restocking
Sarasota, Florida - Oct 17, 2010 17:16 EST
On Wednesday, Oct. 13, scientists with Mote Marine Laboratory released corals of four species at two sites in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. The release, permitted by Sanctuary officials and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, is designed to...
Record As Humpback Whale Swims A Quarter Of The World In Search For Mate
Bar Harbor, Maine - Oct 12, 2010 21:07 EST
When Norwegian tourist Freddy Johansen snapped a photograph of a diving humpback whale in Madagascar, he had no idea that his vacation excursion would lead to an important scientific discovery. Researchers from College of the Atlantic's Allied Whale saw the...