Study: Pets’ Gourmet Tastes Are Putting Pressure On Dwindling Fish Stocks
Melbourne, Australia - Aug 25, 2008 18:25 EST
The fine dining habits of pet cats are placing pressure on dwindling fish supplies that might
be better used for human consumption, according to a Deakin University fish nutrition
Dr Giovanni Turchini, with colleague Professor Sena De Silva, has found that an...
Researchers: Shipwreck Fuels Invasion Of Unwanted Species; 'Mystery'
Honolulu, Hawaii - Aug 20, 2008 19:39 EST
Shipwrecks on coral reefs may increase invasion of unwanted species, according to a recent U.S. Geological Survey study. These unwanted species can completely overtake the reef and eliminate all the native coral, dramatically decreasing the diversity of marine organisms on...
Angler Lands Record 1,228-pound Blue Marlin Off Carolina Coast
Morehead City, North Carolina - Aug 18, 2008 17:34 EST
A 34-year state record fell Friday with the catch of a 1,228 pound, 8 ounce blue marlin off Oregon Inlet.
Trey Irvine of Weston, Fla., landed the gigantic fish, which measured 179.5 inches total length (tip of the nose to...
Michael Aw And Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo Awarded For Outstanding Marine Conservation
Manila, The Philippines - Aug 16, 2008 17:21 EST
The Shark Research Institute (SRI) presented two awards to outstanding marine conservationists in Manila, Philippines.
Underwater photographer Michael Aw was awarded the prestigious 2008 Peter Benchley Shark Conservation Award by SRI president Stan Waterman. The award, sponsored by Rolex, honors the...
Research: Plastics Suspect In Lobster Disease; Breakdown May Be Interfering With Molt
Woods Hole, Massachusetts - Aug 13, 2008 18:29 EST
The search for what causes a debilitating shell disease affecting lobsters from Long Island Sound to Maine has led one Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) visiting scientist to suspect environmental alkyphenols, formed primarily by the breakdown of hard transparent plastics.
Chinese Fisherman Reel In 'Record' 3,300-pound 'Stingray'
Hainan Sanya, China - Aug 11, 2008 18:06 EST
Early in the morning around 2:00am a fishing boat near Hainan Sanya in China caught what is likely to be one of the largest stingrays ever caught.
Casting nets, the fishermen caught a 3,300 lbs Stingray, which took about 3 hours...
Museum Exhibit To Honor History-Making Quadriplegic Diver
Islamorada, Florida - Aug 1, 2008 18:42 EST
Showcasing the unparalleled story of Matt Johnston and his one-of-a-kind dive gear, a "Diving a Dream" exhibit is set to open Wednesday, Aug. 13 at the Florida Keys History of Diving Museum in Islamorada.
Johnston, of Woodbury, Minn., made diving history...
Research: Mussels Used To Track Level Of Pollution In Ports
Usurbil, Basqeu Country - Jul 30, 2008 13:20 EST
Studying living things can prove to be highly significant when evaluating contamination suffered by a specific environment. A research team from the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), with Dr. Nestor Etxebarria as director, is involved in this monitoring of...