Archaeologists: Irish Medieval Fishing Site Will Be 'Lost To The Tide'
Dublin, Ireland - Feb 18, 2011 22:47 EST
One of Europe's best preserved medieval fishing structures located on the Fergus Estuary in County Clare, Ireland, will be washed away by tidal flows before archaeologists can reveal its secrets.
A team of University College Dublin archaeologists who have been visiting...
New Species Of Crustacean Discovered In The El Cachucho Marine Protected Area
Madrid, Spain - Jan 20, 2011 14:24 EST
Researchers at the Spanish Intitute of Oceanography (IEO) have described a new species to science, the third species described to date in the El Cachucho Marine Protected Area. After scientific community acceptance of the isopod Haplomesus longiramus and the amphipod...
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...
To Punish Or Not To Punish: Lessons From Reef Fish And Saber-Tooth Blennies
Cambridge, Massachusetts - Nov 4, 2010 21:22 EST
Researchers have experimentally shown that some species of reef fish will enact punishment on the parasitic saber-tooth blennies that stealthily attack them from behind and take a bite, even though their behavior offers no immediate gain. The study, published online...
King Crab Distributions Limited By Temperature 'Thermal Barrier' In The Southern Ocean
Southampton, UK - Nov 1, 2010 20:18 EST
Invasions of voracious predatory crabs due to global warming could threaten the unique continental-shelf ecosystems of Antarctica, according to newly published findings.
"King crabs are ecologically important predators and form the basis of economically significant commercial fisheries," said Dr Sven...
Research: First As Female Fish Shown To Flaunt Fins To Attract A Mate
Bonn, Germany - Oct 8, 2010 19:38 EST
For the first time, biologists have described the evolution of the size of a female trait which males use to choose a partner. The research, published in the open access journal BMC Evolutionary Biology, shows that male cichlid fish prefer...
Watch Your Seas: Marine Scientists Call For European Marine Observatory Network
Brussels, Belgium - Sep 17, 2010 18:21 EST
More than 100 marine scientists, policy makers and members of industry unanimously call for action towards an integrated network of observatories monitoring Europe's seas, at the Marine Board-ESF Forum 'Towards a European Network of Marine Observatories'. This will give reliable,...
UN Warns Alien Species Are Threatening Biodiversity Of Wadden Sea
Bonn, Germany - Aug 27, 2010 18:05 EST
A wide range of species not native to Europe's Wadden Sea have invaded its ecosystem, threatening the biodiversity of the World Heritage Site, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) said in a report unveiled today.
A diverse range of alien species...
University Project Points To A New Way Of 'Finding' Nemo: Breed Them
Townsville, Queensland - Jul 18, 2010 21:03 EST
A world-leading project at James Cook University is breeding popular marine ornamental fish such as the Coral Sea Lyretail Blenny, the Banggai Cardinalfish and various Clownfish.
Dr Chaoshu Zeng, who leads JCU's Tropical Aquaculture Research Group in the School of...