Melbourne Aquarium Fish Soon to be Swimming in 'Re-used' Water
Melbourne, Australia - Mar 21, 2007 13:26 EST
Melbourne Aquarium fish will be swimming in treated and re-used water in a new water-saving initiative announced today by Water Minister John Thwaites.
Treated water will be re-used in freshwater and salt exhibits in an innovative project that will save up...
Submariners Take Interest as Patent Filed for Simple Underwater GPS System
Washington, D.C. - Mar 13, 2007 18:26 EST
As any submariner can tell you, it’s not possible to use a satellite-based global positioning system (GPS) underwater. The dynamics of underwater acoustics simply do not allow for the constant communication from satellites that GPS requires to perform its...
Scientists: Crawling Robot Reveals How Fish Evolved
Washington, D.C. - Mar 9, 2007 16:36 EST
The first animal to crawl onto land from the ocean probably looked a bit like today's salamander, and researchers have wondered how it was able to switch from swimming to walking. Now, European scientists have built a robot with a...
Worry as Florida Zoo Croc 'Maximo' Stops Feeding; 'He's Testing Us'
St. Augustine, Florida - Mar 9, 2007 15:53 EST
What do you do when a 1,250-pound crocodile turns into a diva? Take him away from his audience.
Officials at the St. Augustine Farm and Zoological Park said Maximo has been refusing for about a month to cooperate for his daily...
Group: Latest Warnings About Mercury in Fish Completely Ignore New Science
Washington, D.C. - Mar 8, 2007 19:11 EST
Today the nonprofit Center for Consumer Freedom said that in light of more recent and reliable science, the public should ignore the call for wide-ranging public warnings about mercury in fish issued by the Eighth International Conference on Mercury as...
Mexico Passes Shark Finning Ban, New Protections for Great White, Whale and Basking Sharks, Manta Rays
San Diego, California - Mar 3, 2007 14:40 EST
In a surprising move, the Mexican government has recently published sweeping new regulations and protections for sharks, including a shark finning ban, an extension of the moratorium on new commercial shark fishing permits, and extensive protections for great white sharks,...
Study: Critical Nutrients in Ecosystems Change when Fish Become Extinct
Ithaca, New York - Mar 3, 2007 14:07 EST
Ecosystems are such intricate webs of connections that few studies have been able to explore exactly what happens when a species dies out.
Now, a Cornell study using computer simulations has teased out how the disappearance of a freshwater fish can...