Researchers Develop Glow-in-the-dark Fish Powered By Artificial Sugar
Berkeley, California - May 4, 2008 18:43 EST
Using artificial sugar and some clever chemistry, University of California, Berkeley, researchers have made glow-in-the-dark fish whose internal light comes from the sugar coating on their cells.
This novel method of fluorescently tagging the sugar chains, or carbohydrates, that coat cells...
Researchers ID Potential Red Tide Killer; 'Chipmunks Taking Down An Elephant'
San Diego, California - May 1, 2008 14:08 EST
Researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego have identified a potential “red tide killer.” Red tides and related phenomena in which microscopic algae accumulate rapidly in dense concentrations have been on the rise in recent years, causing...
Scientists Discover New Ocean Current: North Pacific Gyre Oscillation
Atlanta, Georgia - Apr 30, 2008 17:45 EST
Scientists at the Georgia Institute of Technology have discovered a new climate pattern called the North Pacific Gyre Oscillation. This new pattern explains, for the first time, changes in the water that are important in helping commercial fishermen understand fluctuations...
Probing Question: Why Do Whales Beach Themselves?
State College, Pennsylvania - Apr 26, 2008 17:18 EST
Whales are the largest marine mammals in the world — the smallest species weigh in at several tons. When whales beach themselves, they can die simply from the crushing weight of their own bodies or from overheating due to their...
New Model Developed To Predict Ocean Conditions Where Corals Can Thrive
New York, New York - Apr 16, 2008 14:44 EST
The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and the International Institute for Geo-Information Science and Earth have developed a new scientific model that accurately maps where coral reefs are in the most trouble and identifies regions where reefs can be protected best....
Sydney Harbor's Contaminated Seaweeds A Deadly Diet For Sea Creatures
Sydney, Australia - Apr 7, 2008 14:24 EST
Contaminated seaweeds in Sydney Harbour could be threatening the small animals that feed on them, according to a new study revealing that the harbour's seaweeds have the world's highest levels of copper and lead contamination.
Up to 75 percent of the...
Fish 'Eavesdropping' For Food Odors Connected To Global Climate Regulation
Wilmington, North Carolina - Apr 2, 2008 17:30 EST
Climate change may be predicted by fish who "eavesdrop" their way to healthy food sources using chemical cues given off by ocean organisms. This research, conducted by the University of North Carolina Wilmington assistant professor Sean Lema and collaborators, was...
Research: Pressure Sensing Shark Forecast Weather Changes
Aberdeen, U. K. - Mar 24, 2008 17:38 EST
Ground-breaking research which could lead to sharks being used to predict the weather has been carried out at Aberdeen’s National Hyperbaric Centre.
Marine Biology student Lauren Smith is close to completing her PhD studies into the pressure sensing abilities of the...