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Recovering predators and prey

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 13:49:17 EST ~ Researchers show how simultaneously restoring predators and prey is much faster and more effective than doing so one at a time. Find out more...

Planned protection area would help basking sharks

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 08:22:14 EST ~ A proposed Marine Protected Area off Scotland's west coast would help basking sharks, researchers say. Scientists satellite tracked 36 basking sharks in summer months of 2012-2014 and found 86% showed "some degree of residency" in the proposed Sea of the Hebrides MPA. Find out more...

Diving deep into the dolphin genome could benefit human health

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 10:21:10 EST ~ A new database of bottlenose dolphin DNA and associated proteins just completed could possibly aid in dolphin care and research of human medical problems such as stroke and kidney failure. Find out more...

Hammerhead shark migration gives new hope for conservation

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 11:18:09 EST ~ Great Hammerhead sharks have been tagged and tracked across the USA and Bahamas in a bid to shed light on their migration habits. Researchers suggest that these sharks are more at risk than previously thought because of their predictable and seasonal migratory patterns. As an endangered species, the Great Hammerhead shark is in desperate need of effective conservation management. This new information will allow marine planners to improve the protection of this iconic animal. Find out more...

First direct measurements of Pacific seabed sediments reveal strong methane source

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 11:17:25 EST ~ A major source of an important greenhouse gas has been discovered in the Tropical Pacific Ocean for the first time. Find out more...

Melting polar ice, rising sea levels not only climate change dangers

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 20:20:52 EST ~ Climate change from political and ecological standpoints is a constant in the media and with good reason, suggests a new study, but proof of its impact is sometimes found in unlikely places. Find out more...

Almost 4 decades later, mini eyeless catfish gets a name

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 12:42:43 EST ~ Discovered in a 1978-79 expedition, a pale, eyeless catfish that doesn't even measure an inch long is now known as Micromyzon orinoco, for the South American river in which it was discovered. Find out more...

The oldest fossilized giant penguin

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 10:20:22 EST ~ A recently discovered fossil of a giant penguin with a body length of around 150 centimeters has been described in a new article. The new find dates back to the Paleocene era and, with an age of approximately 61 million years, counts among the oldest penguin fossils in the world. The bones differ significantly from those of other discoveries of the same age and indicate that the diversity of Paleocene penguins was higher than previously assumed. The team of scientists therefore postulates that the evolution of penguins started much earlier than previously thought, probably already during the age of dinosaurs. Find out more...

Mercury in fish, seafood may be linked to higher risk of ALS

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 09:23:45 EST ~ Eating fish and seafood with higher levels of mercury may be linked to a higher risk of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), according to a preliminary study. However, fish and seafood consumption as a regular part of the diet was not associated with ALS. Find out more...

Hot spots of marine biodiversity most severely impacted by global warming

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 15:27:37 EST ~ A new study aimed at identifying areas of highest conservation priority in the world's oceans found six 'hot spots of marine biodiversity' that are severely impacted by climate change and fishing pressures. Find out more...