Smithsonian Puts Tropical Eastern-Pacific Shore Fishes Online
Washington, D.C. - Nov 24, 2008 18:12 EST
A new bilingual online information system created by D. Ross Robertson, staff scientist at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, and Coeus Knowledge Systems makes it possible for conservationists, sport fishers, tourists, researchers, students and resource managers to identify and generate...
Study: Ocean Growing More Acidic; '10 Time Faster' Than Models Predicted
Chicago, Illinois - Nov 24, 2008 17:55 EST
University of Chicago scientists have documented that the ocean is growing more acidic faster than previously thought. In addition, they have found that the increasing acidity correlates with increasing levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide, according to a paper published online...
Study: First Ever Evidence Of Natural Disease Resistance In Tropical Corals
Boston, Massachusetts - Nov 21, 2008 18:33 EST
In recent years, tropical coral reefs have become drastically altered by disease epidemics. In a new study published by PLoS ONE, lead author Steven V. Vollmer, assistant professor of biology at the Marine Science Center at Northeastern University, finds...
Researchers: Sea Level Rise Will Alter Chesapeake Bay's Salinity
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - Nov 20, 2008 15:28 EST
While global-warming-induced coastal flooding moves populations inland, the changes in sea level will affect the salinity of estuaries, which influences aquatic life, fishing and recreation.
Researchers from Penn State and the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science are studying...
Shark Kills Philippines Fisherman Swimming In Bloody Waters
Ilocos Norte, The Philippines - Nov 7, 2008 07:56 EST
A fisherman died after a shark attacked him off the coastal town of Paoay in Ilocos Norte, Thursday afternoon.
Coastal villagers found the mutilated body of Joel Bacud, 38, of Barangay Callaguip, floating on the sea near his fishing boat.
DNA Fingerprinting Method May Thwart False Labeling Of Shark Meat
Vigo, Spain - Nov 3, 2008 22:04 EST
Researchers in Spain are reporting that a new DNA identification method could thwart false labeling of shark species used in various seafood products, including the expensive Chinese delicacy known as shark fin soup.
Their study is scheduled for the November 26...
Scientists Celebrate As 1,000th Giant Bluefin Tuna Tagged
Babylon, New York - Oct 29, 2008 22:27 EST
A giant Atlantic bluefin tuna weighing more than half a ton had the honor of being fitted with the 1000th electronic tracking tag placed on this threatened species when it was caught and released on Monday (October 20) in the...