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...
Greenpeace: Mediterranean Tuna Management An 'International Disgrace'
Amsterdam, The Netherlands - Sep 11, 2008 17:14 EST
Confirming Greenpeace's position on the crisis facing Mediterranean bluefin tuna, an independent review panel of international fisheries experts has branded the management of the fishery by government members of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) as...
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...
X-Ray Mag #24 Published: Sulawesi, Kas Turkey, Ilha Grande Brazil, Dive Doctor, GirlDiver, Painter Jens Poulsen And Much, Much More
Miami, Florida - Jun 23, 2008 14:58 EST
Issue #24 of X-ray Mag has been published and is ready for free download.
The latest issue features Wolfgang Pölzer's tour through the underwater world off North Sulawesi, Indonesia, Harald Apelt's features the picturesque little port town of Kas,...
Scientists Aim To Use Robots Unlock Deep-sea 'Secrets' Of Earth's Crust
Stockton-on-Tees, U.K. - May 14, 2008 17:02 EST
Scientists from Durham University will use robots to explore the depths of the Atlantic Ocean to study the growth of underwater volcanoes that build the Earth’s crust.
The Durham experts will lead an international team of 12 scientists aboard Britain’s Royal...
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...
New Fish Parasite Species Described; Farmed Fish Infected With Serious Disease
Oslo, Norwary - Feb 11, 2008 17:32 EST
While studying towards his doctorate of philosophy, Anders Jørgensen discovered a previously undescribed species of parasite that infects farmed fish and produces serious disease.
Single-celled parasites of the genus Spironucleus are known to produce serious illness in farmed and aquarium...
New Apparatus Developed To Measure The Density Of Ultra-pure Water
Braunschweig, Germany - Dec 19, 2007 13:53 EST
For oceanography – and there in particular for the description of ocean currents – accurate measurements of the density of sea water are of great importance. For this purpose, measuring instruments are needed which reach an uncertainty of approx. 0.001...