Research: Distressed Damsels Release Chemical Cry For Help
Townsville, Queensland - Oct 28, 2015 19:47 EST
Researchers at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies (Coral CoE) at James Cook University have found that fish release a chemical 'distress call' when caught by predators, dramatically boosting their chances of survival.
Fish harbour a chemical substance...
Researchers: Orange Peels May Clean Up The Ocean By Soaking Up Mercury
Adelaide, South Australia - Oct 25, 2015 19:32 EST
A brand new, dirt cheap, non-toxic polymer that literally sucks mercury out of water and soil is set to become a game changer in the battle against one of the world's most reviled pollutants.
The dark red material, developed by...
Investigation: Beached Great White Shark Likely Choked To Death On Sea Lion
Perth, Western Australia - Jul 17, 2014 08:44 EST
The Western Australia Department of Fisheries has concluded its investigation into the death of a White shark found washed ashore at Coronation Beach, about 28 kilometers north of Geraldton earlier this week.
Principal Research Scientist Dr Rory McAuley says the four-meter...
Study: Caribbean Fish Can't See Lionfish; 'Practically Unstoppable'
Queensland, Australia - Oct 17, 2013 21:16 EST
A spiny, toxic and beautiful member of the world's coral reef communities, the Red Lionfish is invisible to the small fish it likes to eat.
A new study by James Cook University scientists Oona Lönnstedt and Professor Mark McCormick suggests this...
Research Sheds Light On How Fish Food Rises From Ocean Depths
Adelaide, South Australia - Jun 26, 2012 20:08 EST
Research by Flinders oceanographer Associate Professor Jochen Kaempf has shed new light on the movement of nutrient-rich water generated in coastal canyons, a process which makes a fundamental contribution to the marine food chain.
The research, published in the prestigious international...
Scientists: Diverse Catches Are Better For Fishery Ecosystems; 'Balanced Harvest'
Clayton, Victoria - Mar 1, 2012 19:26 EST
Fishing for a 'balanced harvest' can achieve productive fisheries as well as environmental conservation, an international scientific team reports today in the journal Science.
In contrast, increasing fishing selectivity to catch a small group of species and sizes neither maximizes production...
Indonesian Shark Fishing Communities To Help In Sustainability Study
Perth, Western Australia - Jan 30, 2012 20:47 EST
A Murdoch University PhD student will spend a year living among Indonesian shark fishermen to investigate their impact on shark populations and the effects of conservation efforts on fishing communities.
Vanessa Jaiteh hopes her project, beginning at the end of this...