Catfish Study Reveals Importance Of Being 'Similar But Different'
Bangor, Wales - Jan 5, 2011 16:36 EST
Peer into any stream in a South American rainforest and you may well see a small shoal of similar-looking miniature catfish. But don't be fooled into thinking that they are all the same species.
An extensive investigation of South American Corydoras...
Research: Pterygotid Sea Scorpions Not The Terror Of Ancient Seas
Buffalo, New York - Dec 23, 2010 19:41 EST
Experiments by a team of researchers in New York and New Jersey have generated evidence that questions the common belief that the pterygotid eurypterids ("sea scorpions") were high-level predators in the Paleozoic oceans. This group, which ranged the seas from...
Research: Entire Dolphin Families Being Wiped Out By Fishing Nets
New York, New York - Dec 22, 2010 15:45 EST
Dolphins along coast of Argentina could experience a significant loss of genetic diversity because some of the animals that accidentally die when tangled in fishing nets are related. According to a new genetic analysis published this week in the journal...
Sharm El-Sheikh Shark Attacks: Update From Shark Experts
Los Angeles, California - Dec 18, 2010 13:50 EST
The following is a preliminary report from the Global Shark Attack File, a consortium of shark experts from around the world:
Between November 30 and December 5, 2010 there were 5 unprovoked shark attacks reported from Sharm El-Shiekh, Egypt. Following these...
Seaweed: The New Trend In Water Purification; 'A High-Value, Good-Tasting, Biosecure Product'
Storrs, Connecticut - Dec 14, 2010 19:22 EST
Charles Yarish is, by his own definition, a seaweed enthusiast. Over his 35-year career, the Stamford professor of ecology and evolutionary biology has followed his marine algae instincts around the world, studying seaweeds' relationships, their physiology, and their interactions with...
Engineers Calculate Tidal Energy Turbines' Effects On Sediments And Fish
Seattle, Washington - Dec 13, 2010 16:52 EST
The emerging tidal-energy industry is spawning another in its shadow: tidal-energy monitoring. Little is known about tidal turbines' environmental effects and environmentalists, regulators and turbine manufacturers all need more data to allow the industry to grow.
Engineers at the University...
Experts: Climate Change May Be Increasing Toxins Poisoning Caribbean Fish
Gainsville, Florida - Dec 10, 2010 18:32 EST
Global climate change may contribute to an increase in toxins that poison Caribbean fish and the people who eat the seafood, according to experts meeting this week in the Virgin Islands.
Preliminary findings from other parts of the world suggest that...
Consumer Reports: New Tests Reinforce Concerns About Mercury In Tuna
Yonkers, New York - Dec 7, 2010 21:10 EST
Consumer Reports' latest tests of 42 samples from cans and pouches of tuna bought primarily in the New York metropolitan area and online confirm that white (albacore) tuna usually contains far more mercury than light tuna. Canned tuna, Americans' favorite...