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Study: Adaptation To Parasites Drive African Fishes Along Different Evolutionary Paths
Laval, Canada - Aug 16, 2007 18:51 EST

An international team of scientists from Canada (Universitй Laval), the U.K. (University of Hull, Cardiff University) and Spain (Doтana Biological Station), have discovered that a pair of closely related species of East African cichlid fishes – a group of fish...
 
Scientists: 92% Chance For Record Low Amount Of Arctic Sea Ice; 'Sharp Decline In Thicker, Multi-year Ice'
Boulder, Colorado - Aug 16, 2007 12:23 EST

University of Colorado at Boulder researchers are now forecasting a 92 percent chance that the 2007 September minimum extent of sea ice across the Arctic region will set an all-time record low. The researchers, who forecast in April a 33 percent...
 
Scientists Take Underwater Robot On Black Sea Expedition; 'Agent Into The Unknown'
Newark, Delaware - Aug 16, 2007 12:17 EST

Using a novel underwater robot, University of Delaware marine scientists will help reveal the mysteries of the Black Sea's geology and maritime history, including ages-old shipwrecks, during an international expedition that is now underway. The Institute for Exploration and the Institute...
 
Scientists: Conquest Of Land Began In Shark Genome; Where Are The Fingers?
Gainsville, Florida - Aug 15, 2007 13:48 EST

When the first four-legged animals sprouted fingers and toes, they took an ancient genetic recipe and simply extended the cooking time, say University of Florida scientists writing in Wednesday’s issue of the journal PLoS ONE. Even sharks — which have...
 
Scientists: Missing Deep Ocean 'Supergyre' Discovered; 'Strong Influences On The Global Climate'
Victoria, Australia - Aug 15, 2007 13:42 EST

Australian scientists have identified the missing deep ocean pathway – or ‘supergyre’ – linking the three Southern Hemisphere ocean basins in research that will help them explain more accurately how the ocean governs global climate. The new research confirms the current...
 
Study: Mid-Atlantic Ridge Causes Significant Mixing Of Warm And Cold Waters In The Atlantic Ocean
Tallahassee, Florida - Aug 14, 2007 13:54 EST

More than a mile beneath the Atlantic’s surface, roughly halfway between New York and Portugal, seawater rushing through the narrow gullies of an underwater mountain range much as winds gust between a city’s tall buildings is generating one of the...
 
No Bull: Saltwater Crocodile Eats Shark
Darwin, Australia - Aug 13, 2007 17:08 EST

An extraordinary encounter between two of nature’s most fearsome man-eaters has been photographed by an amateur fisherman. Indrek Urvet said that he watched in astonishment as a four-metre (13ft) saltwater crocodile made swift work of a much-smaller bull shark by...
 
Research: Using Geometry To Navigate Is Innate, At Least For Fish
Alberta, Canada - Aug 13, 2007 14:18 EST

Many animals, including humans, frequently face the task of getting from one place to another. Although many navigational strategies exist, all vertebrate species readily use geometric cues; things such as walls and corners to determine direction within an enclosed space....
 
Innovative Chemical Tagging Technique May Help Researchers Better Protect Fish Stocks
- Aug 12, 2007 16:31 EST

Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) are often hailed as a way to halt serious declines in the abundance of marine species that have been over-fished. But even as nations begin to set aside protected parcels of ocean for marine reserves, the...
 
Group Calls On U.S. Congress To Close Shark Finning Loopholes 'Before It's Too Late'
Washington, D.C. - Aug 9, 2007 13:33 EST

Oceana announced today the launch of a new North America shark campaign that calls on Congress and the U.S. Government to change finning laws and shark management polices in order to close the loopholes and address the issues that exist...
 
Research: Tilapia Found To Be Potent Malaria Control Method
Nairobi, Kenya - Aug 9, 2007 10:58 EST

The emerging threat of pesticide resistance means that biological malaria control methods are once again in vogue. New research published in the online open access journal BMC Public Health shows how Nile tilapia, a fish more commonly served up to...
 
Miniature Sensors Make The Secret Life Of Elephant Seals Not Secret Anymore
Tasmania, Australia - Aug 7, 2007 18:50 EST

Miniature oceanographic sensors attached to southern elephant seals have provided scientists with an unprecedented peek into the secret lives of seals. The results are the subject of a paper published today in the prestigious Proceedings of the National Academy of...
 
Locked In Glaciers, Ancient Ice May Return To Life As Glaciers Melt; 'More In The Young Ice Than In The Old'
Camden, New Jersey - Aug 7, 2007 17:24 EST

The DNA of ancient microorganisms, long frozen in glaciers, may return to life as the glaciers melt, according to a paper published online this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences by scientists at Rutgers, The State...
 
Report: Penguin Poo Adding To Pollution Problem In The Antarctic
Antwerp, Belgium - Aug 6, 2007 18:02 EST

Penguin guano in the Antarctic is adding to organic pollutant problems there, according to a report to be featured in a Royal Society of Chemistry publication. Adrian Covaci at the University of Antwerp, Belgium, and colleagues found unexpectedly high levels of...
 
Satellite Tracking Will Help Answer Questions About Penguin Travels; 'We're Missing That Information'
Seattle, Washington - Aug 6, 2007 14:25 EST

You could understand if a half-dozen Magellanic penguins developed a "big bird is watching" phobia before this month is over, but the surveillance really will be for their own good. University of Washington scientists will attach satellite tracking devices to...
 
Researchers: Collapse Of Bluefin Tuna Population Off Northern Europe Described
Copenhagen, Denmark - Aug 5, 2007 16:22 EST

Ocean historians affiliated with the Census of Marine Life have painted the first detailed portrait of a burst of fishing from 1900 to 1950 that preceded the collapse of once abundant bluefin tuna populations off the coast of northern Europe. The...
 
NBA Star: 'There Are No Such Thing As Shark Attacks'
Miami, Florida - Aug 1, 2007 17:11 EST

NBA star and blogging "superstar" Gilbert Arenas has come out against shark attacks. Actually, Arenas denies there are such things as "shark attacks" in his latest blog entry. Here's Gilbert's latest missive: There are these things called shark attacks,...
 
NOAA: Stringent Limits Proposed For Sandbar Sharks; 'We Must Take Strong Measures To Stop Overfishing'
Washington, D.C. - Aug 1, 2007 15:14 EST

NOAA Fisheries Service is proposing that commercial and recreational fishing for sandbar sharks be significantly reduced and limited to only those commercial vessels that take part in a shark research program. This proposal is open to public comment. “Because sandbar sharks...
 
Scientists: Waters Off Washington State Only Second Place In World Where Glass Sponge Reefs Found
Seattle, Washington - Aug 1, 2007 14:27 EST

Thirty miles west of Grays Harbor, University of Washington scientists have discovered large colonies of glass sponges thriving on the seafloor. The species of glass sponges capable of building reefs were thought extinct for 100 million years until they were...
 
Shark Week Breaks Rating Record For Premiere Episode 'Ocean Of Fear'
Los Angeles, California - Aug 1, 2007 11:19 EST

Discovery Channel's "Shark Week" kicked off Sunday night with the highest-rated premiere episode on record for the programming event. "Ocean of Fear: The Worst Shark Attack Ever" drew 3.9 million total viewers from 9-11 p.m., according to Nielsen Media Research. That...
 
3-D Computer Imaging Helping Scientists To Test The Force Of A Shark's Bite
Cronulla, Australia - Jul 31, 2007 14:59 EST

Scientists are building a three dimensional computer model to test the ‘bite force’ of the Great White shark using data from a shark caught in beach nets off the NSW Central Coast. The 2.4 metre long Great White shark was stored...
 
Coelacanth Fossil Sheds Light On Fin-to-limb Evolution; Living Fossil Moniker 'A Common Misconception'
Chicago, Illinois - Jul 31, 2007 14:46 EST

A 400 million-year-old fossil of a coelacanth fin, the first finding of its kind, fills a shrinking evolutionary gap between fins and limbs. University of Chicago scientists describe the finding in the July/August 2007 issue of Evolution & Development. The fossil...
 
Kinder, Gentler Scallop Dredge Invented To Minimized Sea Floor Impact; 'Scallops... Start Spinning'
Cambridge, Massachusetts - Jul 31, 2007 14:39 EST

Cliff Goudey's version of the better mousetrap is the better scallop dredge. The director of MIT Sea Grant's Center for Fisheries Engineering Research wants to build a better dredge-even though he's the first to admit that current dredges do a fine...
 
Shark Conspiracies Podcast Takes Aim At CNN's 'When Sharks Attack' Panel On Larry King Show
San Diego, California - Jul 31, 2007 04:59 EST

The August, 2007 episode of Shark Conspiracies sees host Kevin Harris examining controversial statements made by a panel of “shark experts” on Larry King’s program, co-titled, “When Sharks Attack.” In reality, the panel was really a poorly disguised group of...
 
New Type Of Submarine Fin Being Created, Inspired From The Bluegill Sunfish
Cambridge, Massachusetts - Jul 30, 2007 17:52 EST

Inspired by the efficient swimming motion of the bluegill sunfish, MIT researchers are building a mechanical fin that could one day propel robotic submarines. The propeller-driven submarines, or autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs), currently perform a variety of functions, from mapping the...
 
Shark Wrangler, Stuart Cove, Featured On Shark Week's 'Ocean Of Fear', 'Shark Feeding Frenzy'
Nassau, Bahamas - Jul 30, 2007 15:02 EST

Shark Wrangler, Stuart Cove, featured again on Discovery Channel’s Shark Week in two separate shows including teaching Les Stroud, Survivorman how to feed sharks. The first show, a two-hour special, “Ocean of Fear: The Worst Shark Attack Ever,” aired Sunday,...
 
Miami Charterboat Owner Indicted On Conspiracy, Wire Fraud, Obstruction Of Justice And Fisheries Violations
Maimi, Florida - Jul 27, 2007 06:05 EST

The owner and four employees of the Miami-based Therapy IV charterboat operation have been indicted on charges of keeping undersized billfish and pressuring customers to pay to have them mounted. According to the allegations of the indictment, during the period from...
 
Scientists: Remnants Of A Lost City Found Beneath The Harbor In Alexandria; 'Pharos They Call It'
Alexandria, Egypt - Jul 26, 2007 04:11 EST

Alexandria, known as the Pearl of the Meditarranean, is thought to have been founded by Alexander the Great in 332 BC as he swept through Egypt in his quest to conquer the world. But now scientists have discovered that vestiges of...
 
Study: Florida Septic Tank Sewage Contaminating Groundwater, Reefs Up To 'Six Miles Offshore'
Athens, Georgia - Jul 25, 2007 16:21 EST

A new University of Georgia study finds that sewage-contaminated groundwater is reaching the offshore reefs of the Upper Florida Keys, possibly threatening corals and human health. “The widespread use of in-ground waste disposal through septic tanks and injection wells appears to...
 
Georgia Teen Reels In World Record 5-foot, 263-pound Nurse Shark Off Florida Coast
Tallahassee, Florida - Jul 25, 2007 15:44 EST

When a 15-year-old Georgia high school freshman Nic Jeter went out fishing with his dad, Greg, on their 22-foot Pathfinder boat at Port St. Joe, Florida, Saturday, he had no idea he was about to have his name in the...
 
Maui Fisherman Lands Massive 15-foot, 1,026-pound Blue Marlin; 'We Couldn't Move It'
Lahaina, Hawaii - Jul 25, 2007 15:25 EST

Ed Nevrivy and captain Ryan Fiedorowicz pose with a 1,026.4-pound blue marlin they caught July 18 off the Lanai coast. Fishing with 130-test line in 230 fathoms, the fish put up a fight that lasted four hours. “For about three hours, she...
 
'American Galapagos': Midway Atoll Needs Tourists To Help Clear Trash, Protect Coral Reefs; Unknown 'Treasure'
Washington, D.C. - Jul 25, 2007 14:47 EST

Midway Atoll, July 24: The long stretch of atolls and coral reefs northwest of the main Hawaiian islands is so precious humans generally aren`t allowed to venture there. Boats need special permits to enter. All fishing must stop in 2011,...
 
Research: Nutrient Loading May Be Smaller Problem Than First Thought; Absence To Grazers Examined
Dauphin Island, Alabama - Jul 24, 2007 16:43 EST

Coastal science gospel states that eutrophication caused by elevated nutrient loadings has triggered major alterations of coastal ecosystem structure and function. A recent journal article in Estuaries and Coasts, authored by Dauphin Island Sea Lab scientists Dr. Ken Heck and...
 
Shark Diver CEO To Appear On Shark Week's 'Perfect Predators'; Like 'Old Friends'
San Diego, California - Jul 24, 2007 16:32 EST

Shark adventurer and CEO of Shark Diver, Patric Douglas, will be featured on an upcoming episode of Shark Week during Discovery Channel’s “Perfect Predators” airing Wednesday, August 1, 2007 from 9-10 p.m. ET/PT. For the segment, Patric Douglas was interviewed at...
 
Scientists, Conservationists Call On Congress To Renew A Strengthened Coral Conservation Act
Washington, D.C. - Jul 23, 2007 17:59 EST

Responding to coral reef decline around the world, thirty-three non-governmental organizations and 180 coral reef scientists issued communications today calling on Congress to reauthorize the Coral Reef Conservation Act of 2000. The communications ask the House and Senate to adopt...
 
Study: Glaciers And Ice Caps To Dominate Sea Level Rise This Century; 'May Be Larger Than Anticipated'
Boulder, Colorado - Jul 19, 2007 16:07 EST

Ice loss from glaciers and ice caps is expected to cause more global sea rise during this century than the massive Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets, according to a new University of Colorado at Boulder study. The researchers concluded that...
 
International Shark Discussion Forum Takes Stance Against Discovery's Shark Week 'Monster' Marketing
New York, New York - Jul 19, 2007 06:59 EST

Members of the International SHARK - L Discussion List have recently got together to write the following letter to Discovery Network regarding Shark Week programming. Here's the text of the letter: From: The International Shark Discussion List, SHARK -L July 18th, 2007 To: The...
 
Research: Catastrophic Megaflood Changed The Course Of British History; English Channel Seafloor Well Preserved
London, England - Jul 18, 2007 15:01 EST

A catastrophic megaflood separated Britain from France hundreds of thousands of years ago, changing the course of British history, according to research published in the journal Nature today. The study, led by Sanjeev Gupta and Jenny Collier from Imperial College...
 
Sea Shepherd Vows To Stop Iron Dumping 'Dangerous Experiment' Near Galapagos; 'Operation Aquatic Iron Dust Storm'
Galapagos Islands, Ecuador - Jul 18, 2007 11:11 EST

An unwelcome ship is presently heading towards the Galapagos Marine Reserve to conduct a dangerous experiment by illegally dumping 100 tons of iron dust into the sea in an area 350 miles west of the Galapagos. Sea Shepherd Conservation...
 
'World Record' Siamese Giant Carp Caught In Thailand; 'The Fish Kept Slapping People With Its Tail'
Bangkok, Thailand - Jul 17, 2007 16:43 EST

A claim has been made that the world's biggest carp has been caught in Thailand by a local fisherman named Kik. Kik, who works as a guide for mainly European sportsmen, said the monster carp was caught caught on...
 



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