Researchers To Set Up Observatory to Examine Changes Under the Arctic Ice
Woods Hole, Massachusetts - Apr 17, 2007 18:26 EST
Researchers from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) are venturing this month to the North Pole to deploy instruments that will make year-round observations of the water beneath the Arctic ice cap. Scientists will investigate how the waters in the...
Research: Sex Change Makes Female Fish 'King of the Pack'
Newcastle, Australia - Apr 15, 2007 17:42 EST
Local research has revealed a remarkable tale of fish changing sex and fish harems in waters off the New South Wales Central Coast.
PhD student at the University of Newcastle, Ourimbah campus, Jason Morton, has spent the past four years...
Rare Shark Ray Snagged by Bangladesh Fisherman
Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh - Apr 11, 2007 17:18 EST
A rare species of fish, which looks like a shark, was caught from deep sea around 20-25 kilometers south of St. Martin's Island yesterday. It has been kept at the under-construction Panowa Bay Park museum of at Cox's Bazar.
Warning Graphic: Sick Crocodile Bites Arm Off Taiwan Zoo Vet
Taiwan - Apr 11, 2007 17:00 EST
Police in Taiwan were forced to shoot a crocodile after it bit off the arm of the zoo veterinarian treating it, an official said on Wednesday.
Dramatic television footage showed a police officer firing on the animal to wrest the severed...
Research: Behavior Tests Reveal Stingrays and Sharks May See in Color
Queensland, Australia - Apr 10, 2007 13:43 EST
UQ researchers have shown that stingrays, once thought to be colour-blind, may be capable of seeing in colour.
They have shown that the blue-spotted maskray, a common stingray in Moreton Bay, has all the physical components necessary for colour vision....
Protected Marine Species Seized as Philippines' Police Raid Warehouse
Zamboanga, The Philippines - Apr 7, 2007 15:21 EST
Combined government operatives have seized large quantities of banned shell products and dried sea horse that could worth millions of pesos in a raid in this city.
The confiscation was made last Thursday at Lian Huat Trading Warehouse located in...
Groundbreaking New Proposal Closes 32% of New Zealand's Seafloor to Bottom Trawling
Wellington, New Zealand - Apr 5, 2007 05:12 EST
A groundbreaking fishing industry initiative will see some of New Zealand’s most significant and exciting underwater habitats protected from bottom-trawling and dredging, Fisheries Minister Jim Anderton announced today.
“Many of our most striking and fascinating underwater features will be protected, including...
Scientist: Penguin's Behavior can be Used as Monitor for Climate Change
Glasgow, Scotland - Apr 4, 2007 14:40 EST
We are used to hearing about the effects of climate change in terms of unusual animal behaviour, such as altering patterns of fish and bird migration. However, scientists at the University of Birmingham are trying out an alternative bio-indicator –...
Scot Fishers Snare 'Ghost' Fish, Rare Albino Monkfish
Shetland, Scotland - Apr 3, 2007 13:42 EST
The crew of a Shetland fishing boat may have thought they had seen a ghost when they hauled up their nets last week.
Amongst the seething mass of white fish squirming on the deck of the newly built Copious LK985 was...
Research: Baby Sharks Grow Slowly, Open Eyes and Change Fins Early
Queensland, Australia - Apr 3, 2007 13:34 EST
Baby sharks grow slowly, changing their fins as they grow and can see a month before they leave their eggs, according UQ research.
UQ Marine Science PhD student Blake Harahush, of the School of Biomedical Sciences, has been studying the...