Scientists Shed New Light On Behavior Of Shark 'Tweens' And Teenagers
Stony Brook, University - Aug 24, 2009 21:16 EST
A long-term field and DNA study by the Institute for Ocean Conservation Science at Stony Brook University, University of Miami, Field Museum of Chicago and others has shown that young lemon sharks born at the Bimini islands, Bahamas, tend to...
Florida Shark Fin Dealer Pleads Guilty To Illegally Dealing Fins Of Protected Species
Atlanta, Georgia - Aug 19, 2009 21:09 EST
Mark L. Harrison, 47, of Southport, Florida, and “HARRISON INTERNATIONAL LLC,” a Florida corporation, today pleaded guilty in federal district court to violating the Lacey Act, a federal fish and wildlife trafficking law, by dealing in shark fins and not...
Charges Pending As Florida Angler Intentionally Snares Scuba Diver
Escambia County, Florida - Aug 18, 2009 22:06 EST
Charges are pending against a fisherman who "intentionally hooked" a diver, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission report.
Officer Kenneth Manning received a complaint that a fisherman intentionally hooked a diver at the Russian freighter wreck site. ...
Research: Warming Oceans Triggering Release Of Greenhouse Gases From Seabed
Southampton, U.K.e - Aug 14, 2009 17:28 EST
The warming of an Arctic current over the last 30 years has triggered the release of methane, a potent greenhouse gas, from methane hydrate stored in the sediment beneath the seabed.
Scientists at the National Oceanography Centre Southampton working in collaboration...
Researchers Install New Arctic Deep-sea Observatory To Study Mud Volcano
Bremen, Germany - Aug 13, 2009 13:42 EST
Three research institutes from the German federal state Bremen among others have set up an observation ward for the long-term observation of a mud volcano in the Norwegian deep sea. This took place during RV Polarstern's 24th Arctic expedition from...
'Doctor Fish' Help Heal Psoriasis In Greek Hot Spa Pool
Sivas, Greece - Aug 10, 2009 22:09 EST
Garra rufa obtusas, also known as "doctor fish", swim around the face of a man as he relaxes in a hot spa pool in Kangal, 105 kilometers (65 miles) south of the central Anatolian city of Sivas August 9, 2009....
7000-year Old Corals Of Moreton Bay Tell Their Story; 'Curious Growth Episodes'
Queensland, Australia - Aug 5, 2009 22:38 EST
The 7000-year-old coral communities of Moreton Bay are telling a curious tale, expanding when sea-levels rise or water quality improves, then declining when current circulation becomes more restricted.
Intriguing new insights into the behaviour of corals and fish under changing...
International Marine Project Helps Protect Coral Reefs Of The Galapagos Islands
Southampton, U.K. - Aug 5, 2009 21:41 EST
Some of the world’s rarest and most fragile coral reefs and the economies that depend on them will be better protected thanks to a major international marine project led by the University of Southampton.
The three-year, Government-funded, Darwin Initiative project Galapagos...