Research: Controlling Invasive Lionfish May Best Be Done In Targeted Areas
Gainsville, Florida - Oct 29, 2012 19:03 EST
nvasive lionfish may never be eradicated from Florida's coastal waters, but it's possible to keep them under control — in specific, targeted areas and using plenty of manpower, a new University of Florida study shows.
Native to the Indo-Pacific, the spiny,...
Researchers: White Shark Diets Vary With Age And Among Individuals
Santa Cruz, California - Sep 30, 2012 17:20 EST
White sharks, the largest predatory sharks in the ocean, are thought of as apex predators that feed primarily on seals and sea lions. But a new study by researchers at the University of California, Santa Cruz, shows surprising variability in...
Study: Vampire Squid Thrive On Feces And Ocean Debris
Monterey, California - Sep 26, 2012 22:21 EST
About 100 years ago, marine biologists hauled the first vampire squid up from the depths of the sea. Since that time, perhaps a dozen scientific papers have been published on this mysterious animal, but no one has been able to...
California Names Leatherback Sea Turtle As Official State Marine Reptile
Sacramento, California - Sep 26, 2012 22:14 EST
In a strong affirmation of the Golden State's commitment to the environment, Governor Brown today designated the endangered Pacific leatherback sea turtle as California's official state marine reptile by signing into law Assembly Bill (AB) 1776 by Assemblymember Fong (D-...
NOAA: Study Finds That Ocean Acidification Is Accelerated In Nutrient-Rich Areas
Silver Spring, Marlyland - Sep 24, 2012 21:01 EST
Carbon dioxide released from decaying algal blooms, combined with ongoing increases in atmospheric carbon emissions, leads to increased levels of ocean acidification, and places additional stress on marine resources and the coastal economies that depend on them, according to a...
Licensed To Kill: Campaigners Condemn Increase In Scottish Seal Killings
Lewes, East Sussex, UK - Sep 17, 2012 18:24 EST
The Seal Protection Action Group (SPAG) today condemned an increase in seal shootings in Scotland in the first six months of 2012, the second year of a government license scheme introduced to reduce them.
Government figures just released show that 201...
'Narco' Sub Built By Homeland Security Mimics The Real Thing
Fort Walton Beach, Florida - Sep 14, 2012 20:57 EST
The erstwhile planet Pluto (now officially an asteroid) was known for decades as a small, dark planet—hidden, difficult to spot, and on a quiet, determined course all its own. And so, when the DHS Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) needed...
Researchers: Deep-Sea Crabs Seek Food Using Ultraviolet Vision
Hollywood, Florida - Sep 8, 2012 13:14 EST
Some deep-sea crabs have eyes sensitive to ultraviolet light, which they may use to snatch glowing plankton and stuff it in their mouths, a new Nova Southeastern University study suggests.
Tamara Frank, Ph.D., a marine biologist and associate professor at Nova...