Study Links Population Density, Farming To Intersex Fish
Reston, Virginia - Feb 7, 2008 18:07 EST
For several years, scientists have been working to determine why so many male smallmouth bass in the Potomac River basin have immature female egg cells in their testes - a form of intersex. They are closer to finding an answer.
Canadian Government: Annual Seal Hunt Misinformation Campaign Starts Again
Ottawa, Canada - Feb 6, 2008 18:40 EST
It's that time of year again when certain groups begin distributing misinformation about Canada's harp seal hunt, which tarnishes the reputation of Aboriginal and Atlantic sealers. As Canada's Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, I want to make sure the facts...
See-through Fish Is Created To Give A Clearer Idea Of How Cancer Spreads
Boston, Massachusetts - Feb 6, 2008 17:59 EST
Zebrafish are genetically similar to humans and are good models for human biology and disease. Now, researchers at Children's Hospital Boston have created a zebrafish that is transparent throughout its life. The new fish allows scientists to directly view its...
New Radar Satellite Technique Sheds Light On Ocean Current Dynamics
Frascati, Italy - Jan 24, 2008 12:57 EST
Ocean surface currents have long been the focus of research due to the role they play in weather, climate and transportation of pollutants, yet essential aspects of these currents remain unknown.
By employing a new technique – based on the same...
New Tool Developed To Study Drifting Larvae And Juvenile Marine Species
Miami, Florida - Jan 19, 2008 14:37 EST
One of the most significant questions facing marine ecologists today, is just how much of an impact global variations in the environment are having on the dispersal of larval and juvenile marine species from open oceans to coral reefs. Previously,...
Sea Otter Study Reveals Striking Variability In Diets And Feeding Strategies
Santa Cruz, California - Jan 14, 2008 18:51 EST
Ecologists have long observed that when food becomes scarce, animal populations exploit a wider range of food sources. So scientists studying southern sea otters at different sites in California's coastal waters were not surprised to find that the dietary diversity...
Researcher: Unusual Fish-eating Dinosaur Had Crocodile-like Skull
Bristol, U. K. - Jan 13, 2008 16:53 EST
An unusual dinosaur has been shown to have a skull that functioned like a fish-eating crocodile, despite looking like a dinosaur. It also possessed two huge hand claws, perhaps used as grappling hooks to lift fish from the water.
Stanford, Monterey Bay Aquarium And MBARI Launch Center For Ocean Solutions
Palo Alto, California - Jan 9, 2008 18:50 EST
People have long depended on healthy oceans for food, recreation and commerce. But this irreplaceable resource is in dire trouble, say marine scientists, largely because of human impacts—from pollution to poorly managed fisheries to climate change.
To address these and other...
Scientists: Climate Change Affects Top Predators In Ocean Ecosystems
Honolulu, Hawaii - Dec 21, 2007 15:06 EST
Scientists from the University of Hawaii joined more than 150 colleagues at the First Climate Impacts on Oceanic Top Predators (CLIOTOP) Symposium, hosted by the Centro Interdisciplinario de Ciencias Marinas and the Centro de Investigaciones Biologicas del Noroeste, December 3-7,...