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Best first aid treatment of jellyfish stings

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 10:30:21 EDT ~ New research has identified the best way to treat a sting from the lions mane jellyfish (Cyanea capillata). Find out more...

Circles in the sand reveal boating damage to marine biodiversity

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 10:30:16 EDT ~ New findings highlight the need for boating activities along the UK's beautiful coastlines to be conducted in a more environmentally friendly manner. Find out more...

Grown-up gannets find favorite fishing grounds

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 10:29:46 EDT ~ Like humans, some birds can spend years learning and exploring before developing more settled habits. A study of northern gannets has shown adults return to the same patch of sea over and over again to find food. Find out more...

Large-mouthed fish was top predator after mass extinction

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 10:29:29 EDT ~ The food chains recovered more rapidly than previously assumed after Earth's most devastating mass extinction event about 252 million years ago as demonstrated by the fossilized skull of a large predatory fish called Birgeria americana discovered by paleontologists from the University of Zurich in the desert of Nevada. Find out more...

Coral gardening is benefiting Caribbean reefs, study finds

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 15:41:51 EDT ~ A new study found that Caribbean staghorn corals (Acropora cervicornis) are benefiting from 'coral gardening,' the process of restoring coral populations by planting laboratory-raised coral fragments on reefs. Find out more...

New shark species glows in the dark, weighs about 2 pounds and has a huge nose

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 12:56:18 EDT ~ Just as "Shark Week" is gearing up, researchers have discovered a new species of shark 17 years in the making. Like finding a needle in a haystack, it was well worth the wait as this elusive creature is yet to be seen in the wild. Find out more...

Secret to cell size found in group underpinning worlds biggest food producer

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 09:00:07 EDT ~ A gene controlling cell size has been identified in a microalgal group which underpins a fifth of the worlds food chains. Find out more...

Algae cultivation technique could advance biofuels

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 14:20:33 EDT ~ Washington State University researchers have developed a way to grow algae more efficiently -- in days instead of weeks -- and make the algae more viable for several industries, including biofuels. Find out more...

Seagrass meadows: Critical habitats for juvenile fish and dugongs in the east coast Johor islands

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 10:45:30 EDT ~ Seagrass meadows in Johor harbor have three times more juvenile fish than coral reefs, scientists have found. They also found that the dugong herds there prefer certain types of meadows over others. Find out more...

Ancient Italian fossils reveal risk of parasitic infections due to climate change

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 15:53:14 EDT ~ In 2014, a team of researchers found that clams from the Holocene Epoch (that began 11,700 years ago) contained clues about how sea level rise due to climate change could foreshadow a rise in parasitic trematodes. Now, an international team has found that rising seas could be detrimental to human health on a much shorter time scale. Find out more...