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Study: 'Stealth' Cephalopods Use Rapid Adaptive Camouflage at Night; 'Fine-tuned Night Vision'
Woods Hole, Massachusetts - Mar 9, 2007 16:27 EST

Cuttlefish are well-known masters of disguise who use highly developed camouflage tactics to blend in almost instantaneously with their surroundings. These relatives of octopuses and squid are part of a class of animals called cephalopods and are found in marine...
 
Worry as Florida Zoo Croc 'Maximo' Stops Feeding; 'He's Testing Us'
St. Augustine, Florida - Mar 9, 2007 15:53 EST

What do you do when a 1,250-pound crocodile turns into a diva? Take him away from his audience. Officials at the St. Augustine Farm and Zoological Park said Maximo has been refusing for about a month to cooperate for his daily...
 
Researcher:Cancer-fighting Properties Found in Bacterium Protecting Sea Life; 'An Uncultivated Symbiont'
Portland, Oregon - Mar 9, 2007 15:47 EST

An Oregon Health & Science University researcher believes the discovery of a gene cluster from a bacterium that protects a moss-like marine invertebrate from predators may be the first step toward engineering cancer-fighting drugs. Margo Haygood, Ph.D., professor of environmental and...
 
Research: Farmed Salmon Could Become an Invasive Species in Forest Streams
Portland, Oregon - Mar 8, 2007 19:25 EST

Ever since the Norwegians expanded commercial farming of salmon in the 1960s, the industry has continued to rapidly grow worldwide. It has expanded to such a degree that prices for farmed salmon have plummeted and, there is concern that farmed...
 
Group: Latest Warnings About Mercury in Fish Completely Ignore New Science
Washington, D.C. - Mar 8, 2007 19:11 EST

Today the nonprofit Center for Consumer Freedom said that in light of more recent and reliable science, the public should ignore the call for wide-ranging public warnings about mercury in fish issued by the Eighth International Conference on Mercury as...
 
Researcher: Unchartered Waters Probed as 'Malaria' of the Fish World Studied
Queensland, Australia - Mar 8, 2007 19:04 EST

A University of Queensland researcher is charting the unknown waters of a disease that has been dubbed the “malaria” of the fish world. A parasite which lives in the blood of coral reef fish is being investigated by School of...
 
Scientists: Link Uncovered Between Ocean's Chemical Processes and Microscopic Floating Plants
Arlington, Virginia - Mar 8, 2007 12:20 EST

Scientists have discovered that increased levels of ocean acidity and carbon dioxide concentrations have resulted in unexpected changes in oceanic chemical processes. Their research results are published in the March 7, 2007, issue of the journal Geophysical Research Letters. Oliver...
 
Scientists: First Simultaneous Tagging Study of a Sperm Whale, Jumbo Squid Conducted; 'A Unique Opportunity'
Standford, California - Mar 8, 2007 12:16 EST

The sperm whale and its large prey, the jumbo squid, are among the deepest divers in the ocean, routinely reaching depths of 3,000 feet or more. Now, in a new study, a team of marine scientists reports the successful tagging...
 
'Float-a-Pet' Collar Uses Newest Technology to Automatically Keep Your Pet from Sinking
Pasadena, California - Mar 7, 2007 16:53 EST

Dog lovers often bring their beloved pets with them wherever they go, and this includes long walks in a park to a brisk jog at the beach. Just like people, not all dogs are able to swim by nature, so...
 
Malaysian Police Seize Fisherman, 500kg of Suspected 'Bombed' Fish off Borneo
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia - Mar 7, 2007 03:31 EST

Marine police seized about 500kg of suspected bombed fish from a Bajau Filipino fisherman near the Safma market, here, on Tuesday. The 29-year old fisherman had attempted to escape after the marine team spotted his boat while patrolling near Pulau...
 
Researchers: Antarctic Ice Sheet's Hidden Lakes Speed Ice Flow into Ocean, May Dsrupt Climate
Greenbelt, Maryland - Mar 6, 2007 19:56 EST

Just as explorers once searched the vast reaches of Africa's Nile River for clues to its behavior and ultimate source, modern-day scientists are searching Antarctica for its hidden lakes and waterways that can barely be detected at the surface of...
 
Cook Islands Teen Attacked by Tiger Shark While Spearfishing, Lucky to be Alive
Penrhyn Island, Cook Islands - Mar 5, 2007 15:36 EST

A northern Cook Islands boy is lucky to be alive after being bitten on the leg by a Tiger shark. The Cook Islands Times says 16-year-old Turua William Maretapu was swimming over the reef into the lagoon at Penrhyn after spearfishing. He...
 
Research: Location and Climate Change Key to Poverty, Abundance Among Alaska's Steller Sea Lions
San Diego, California - Mar 5, 2007 15:26 EST

A recent study by a team of 30 leading scientists, published in Fisheries Oceanography, suggests that a single climate change event may be the missing link that helps explain why some populations of Steller sea lions are on the brink...
 
Mexico Passes Shark Finning Ban, New Protections for Great White, Whale and Basking Sharks, Manta Rays
San Diego, California - Mar 3, 2007 14:40 EST

In a surprising move, the Mexican government has recently published sweeping new regulations and protections for sharks, including a shark finning ban, an extension of the moratorium on new commercial shark fishing permits, and extensive protections for great white sharks,...
 
Study: Critical Nutrients in Ecosystems Change when Fish Become Extinct
Ithaca, New York - Mar 3, 2007 14:07 EST

Ecosystems are such intricate webs of connections that few studies have been able to explore exactly what happens when a species dies out. Now, a Cornell study using computer simulations has teased out how the disappearance of a freshwater fish can...
 
English Claim Sighting of 'Lake Ness Monster'; Creature 'Came Out of the Blue'
Windermere, England - Mar 2, 2007 16:53 EST

Sightings of a suspected monster in one of Cumbria’s lakes have prompted claims that it could be the English equivalent of Nessie. The 50ft long “creature” was snapped by photographer Linden Adams, 35, who was out walking with his wife near...
 
Scientist: Colliding Ice Sheets Create 'Surprising' Zipper-like Pattern; 'Finger Rafting'
New Haven, Connecticut - Mar 2, 2007 16:04 EST

A study reported in Physical Review Letters demonstrates how ice sheets sometimes interlace when they meet, rather than riding over or under each other, and discusses the implications for other phenomena from plate tectonics of the Earth's surface to the...
 
Scientist: Temperature Resilient Corals May One Day Help Fragile Reefs; 'They are Complicated Animals'
Ithica, New York - Mar 2, 2007 15:59 EST

While humans can survive large temperature fluctuations, such species as corals are only comfortable within a 12-degree temperature range. And rising global temperatures appear to be threatening their survival, according to Drew Harvell, Cornell professor of ecology and evolutionary biology....
 
Mysteries of the Atlantic: Scientists Set Sail to Investigate Seafloor Spot Where Earth's Crust is Missing
Cardiff, U.K. - Mar 2, 2007 15:54 EST

Cardiff University scientists will shortly set sail (March 5, 2007) to investigate a startling discovery in the depths of the Atlantic. Scientists have discovered a large area thousands of square kilometres in extent in the middle of the Atlantic where the...
 
NASA Satellites Unearth Antarctic 'Plumbing System', Find Clues to Measuring 'Leaks'
Greenbelt, Maryland - Mar 2, 2007 15:48 EST

Imagine peering down from aboard an airplane flying at 35,000 feet and spotting changes in the thickness of a paper back book on a picnic blanket in New York City's Central Park. If you believe this impossible, NASA satellites are...
 
Research: Huge Underground 'Ocean' Found Beneath Asia; 'The Beijing Anomaly'
St. Louis, Missouri - Mar 1, 2007 20:05 EST

A seismologist at Washington University in St. Louis has made the first 3-D model of seismic wave damping — diminishing — deep in the Earth's mantle and has revealed the existence of an underground water reservoir at least the volume...
 
UN: Alien Fish Farming Could Imperil Natives, Change Habitat, Alter Gene Pool
Rome, Italy - Mar 1, 2007 19:56 EST

It might not match the thrills of alien body-invaders-from-outer-space horror movies, but the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is issuing an expanded database to warn of the unintended dangers that can arise from introducing non-endemic species into different...
 
Oceanic and AERIS Recalling Digital Dive Computers Due to Decompression Hazard
Washington, D.C. - Feb 28, 2007 16:47 EST

Pelagic Pressure Systems is recalling about 2,800 Oceanic and AERIS digital dive computers due to a decompression hazard. When performing a switch from one gas to another during a dive, the dive computer's display will lock up and not return to...
 
20 New Shark Species Discovered in Indonesia; 'The Largest Shark Fishery in the World'
Bangkok, Thailand - Feb 28, 2007 16:15 EST

At least 20 new species have been discovered in the first comprehensive survey of Indonesia's sharks and rays since the 1850s. The five-year survey of catches at local fish markets provided the first detailed description of Indonesia's shark and ray fauna...
 
Research: Iron in Pacific Northwest Rivers Fuels Phytoplankton, Fish Populations; Ocean Shelf a 'Capacitor'
Corvallis, Oregon - Feb 28, 2007 16:06 EST

A new study suggests that the iron-rich winter runoff from Pacific Northwest streams and rivers, combined with the wide continental shelf, form a potent mechanism for fertilizing the nearshore Pacific Ocean, leading to robust phytoplankton production and fisheries. The study, by...
 
Research: Warming Ocean Temps Possibly Fueling Atlantic Hurricanes; Trend 'Inflated or Spurious' Elsewhere
Madison, Wisconsin - Feb 28, 2007 16:02 EST

Atmospheric scientists have uncovered fresh evidence to support the hotly debated theory that global warming has contributed to the emergence of stronger hurricanes in the Atlantic Ocean. The unsettling trend is confined to the Atlantic, however, and does not hold...
 
NASA's Robotic Sub Readies for Dive into Earth's Deepest Sinkhole: Cenote El Zacatón
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - Feb 28, 2007 13:08 EST

An underwater robot, shaped like a flattened orange, maneuvered untethered and autonomously within a 115-meter-deep sinkhole during tests this month in Mexico, a prelude to its mission to probe the mysterious nether reaches of the world's deepest sinkhole. Bill Stone,...
 
Do You Know This Cephalopod? Florida Squid Find Defies Categorization, Puzzles Scientist
Sarasota, Florida - Feb 27, 2007 15:25 EST

Scientists at Florida's Mote Marine Laboratory are trying to figure out the identity of a large squid found off the Florida Keys by a charter captain last week. Capt. Clint Moore was fishing in 850 feet of water near the Gulf...
 
Studies Shed New Light on Blue Whale Calls and Associated Behavior
La Jolla, California - Feb 27, 2007 15:12 EST

Using a variety of new approaches, scientists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego are forging a new understanding of the largest mammals on Earth. In one recently published study on blue whales, Scripps researchers used a combination...
 
Mistaken Identity? Threatened White Marlin or Enigmatic Roundscale Spearfish, Only the DNA Knows
Fort Pierce, Florida - Feb 26, 2007 12:59 EST

For years, anglers thinking they were catching the prized white marlin may have caught something quite different, raising concerns about the true remaining numbers of the threatened species, according to an article in the most recent issue of the scientific...
 
Antarctic Marine Explorers Reveal First Hints Of Biological Change After Collapse Of Polar Ice Shelves
Bremerhaven, Germany - Feb 25, 2007 15:32 EST

Once roofed by ice for millennia, a 10,000 square km portion of the Antarctic seabed represents a true frontier, one of Earth’s most pristine marine ecosystems, made suddenly accessible to exploration by the collapse of the Larsen A and B...
 
Warming Climate, Cod Collapse, Have Combined To Cause Rapid North Atlantic Ecosystem Changes
- Feb 23, 2007 17:11 EST

While some scientists have pointed to the decline of cod from overfishing as the main reason for the shifting ecosystems, the article emphasizes that climate changes are also playing a big role. "It is becoming increasingly clear that Northwest Atlantic shelf...
 
Explorer Ballard to Lead Ocean Expedition to Unlock Undersea Secrets of NOAA's Flower Garden Banks Marine Sanctuary
Galveston, Texas - Feb 22, 2007 15:18 EST

This expedition represents a unique collaboration between the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the Institute for Exploration (IFE), Immersion Presents, the University of Rhode Island and the U.S. Navy. During the week-long expedition, a team of geologists, biologists and...
 
Researchers: Biologically Inspired Sensors can Augment Sonar, Vision System in Submarines
Champaign, Illinois - Feb 21, 2007 19:06 EST

To find prey and avoid being preyed upon, fish rely on a row of specialized sensory organs along the sides of their bodies, called the lateral line. Now, a research team led by Chang Liu at the University of Illinois...
 
Naturally Deadly? Records Reveal 11 Dolphins Deaths at the Las Vegas Mirage Casino Since 1990
Las Vegas, Nevada - Feb 19, 2007 15:01 EST

Eleven of 16 dolphins housed in a dolphin exhibit at a Las Vegas Strip casino have died since the facility opened in 1990, according to federal records and interviews with resort officials. The records obtained by the Las Vegas Review-Journal show...
 
'Ten Commandments' Could Improve Fisheries Management; 'We Must Consider Whole Systems'
San Francisco, California - Feb 18, 2007 16:17 EST

Poorly managed marine fisheries are in trouble around the world, researchers say, while ecosystem-based management is a powerful idea that in theory could help ensure sustainable catches - but too often there's a gap in translating broad concepts into specific...
 
Experts: Long-lived Deep-sea Fishes Imperiled by Technology, Overfishing; 'We Shouldn't Eat Grandmother'
San Francisco, California - Feb 18, 2007 16:13 EST

Many commercially prized fish from the depths of the world's oceans are severely threatened by over-fishing and the species' ability to recover is constrained by the fishes' long lifespans and low reproductive success, a panel of experts said today at...
 
Miami to Host National Symposium on Scuba Science; 'The Helium Workshop Will be Particularly Interesting'
Virginia Key, Florida - Feb 16, 2007 14:03 EST

For divers exploring the ocean for science, the American Academy of Underwater Sciences (AAUS) hosts an annual symposium, and this year it will be held in Miami, March 5-10, hosted by and at the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of...
 
Drunk Aussie Attacks and Kills Shark, Blames Vodka; 'I'm a Bit of an Idiot for Doing It'
Sydney, Australia - Feb 15, 2007 19:33 EST

A man who caught a 4-foot shark with his bare hands off an Australian beach said on Friday he only tried the feat because he was drunk on vodka. Phillip Kerkhof was fishing off a jetty at Louth Bay, a town...
 
Aussies to Sponsor Bull Shark Fishing Contest to Cull Beasts from Local Canals
Queensland, Australia - Feb 13, 2007 19:17 EST

[Editor's note: An earlier version of this article stated that Gold Coast mayor Ron Clarke and the Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries were strong supporters of the bull shark fishing contest. Both the mayor and the Department of...
 



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