NOAA And NSF Commissions Study Of Ocean Acidification's Impact On U.S. Waters
Washington, D.C. - Oct 22, 2008 19:53 EST
The first comprehensive national study of how carbon dioxide emissions absorbed into the oceans may be altering fisheries, marine mammals, coral reefs, and other natural resources has been commissioned by NOAA and the National Science Foundation.
"Carbon dioxide released into the...
Study: Fertilizer Use Damaging Both Water Quality And Aquatic Life
Baltimore, Maryland - Oct 21, 2008 21:16 EST
A rise in carbon emissions is not the only threat to the planet. Changes to the nitrogen cycle, caused in large part by the widespread use of fertilizers, are also damaging both water quality and aquatic life. These concerns are...
Scientific Hunch Poised To Save Thousands From Toxic Ciguatera Poisoning
Queensland, Australia - Oct 20, 2008 01:14 EST
A neuroscientist at UQ's Queensland Brain Institute has found a way to combat a debilitating illness that affects an estimated 50,000 people a year in tropical regions.
Ciguatera poisoning – which often results in acute nausea, vomiting and painful gastrointestinal...
New Study Reveals The Evolutionary History Of Threatened Sea Turtles
New York, New York - Oct 15, 2008 21:10 EST
It's confirmed: Even though flatback turtles dine on fish, shrimp, and mollusks, they are closely related to primarily herbivorous green sea turtles. New genetic research carried out by Eugenia Naro-Maciel, a Marine Biodiversity Scientist at the Center for Biodiversity and...
NOAA Launches New 'Low Acoustic Signature' Fishery Survey Vessel
Washington, D.C. - Sep 29, 2008 15:51 EST
NOAA today launched the fourth of a series of new fisheries survey vessels designed to study fish quietly without altering their behavior.
Moments before the ship was launched into the Escatawpa River, Bell M. Shimada was christened by her sponsor, Susan...
UAE Environmental Ministry Issues Decree To Regulate Hunting Of Sharks
United Arab Emerates - Sep 28, 2008 18:28 EST
Minister of Environment and Water, Dr. Rashid Ahmed bin Fahd, has issued a ministerial decree on bye-laws of Federal Law no. 23 of 1999 dealing with the use, protection and development of water resources in the UAE.
According to the decree,...
How Fresh Is Your Fish? Scientists Develop Rapid And Accurate Test
Reykjavik, Iceland - Sep 25, 2008 19:33 EST
Rapid and accurate detection of the bacteria that make fish go off is now possible, according to scientists in Iceland.
Eyjólfur Reynisson from Matís-Icelandic Food Research, Reykjavik, and colleagues, have developed a method that uses the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) to...