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  • Climate change affecting fish in Ontario lakes
    on March 22, 2019 at 2:57 pm

    Researchers have found warmer average water temperatures in Ontario lakes over the past decade have forced fish to forage in deeper water. […]

  • Half-a-billion-year-old fossil reveals the origins of comb jellies
    on March 21, 2019 at 6:19 pm

    One of the ocean's little known carnivores has been allocated a new place in the evolutionary tree of life after scientists discovered its unmistakable resemblance with other sea-floor dwelling creatures. […]

  • First evidence bacterial-induced apoptosis in algae
    on March 21, 2019 at 6:19 pm

    Biologists show the first evidence of apoptosis, or programmed cell death in algae. The outcomes have broad-reaching implications, from the development of targeted antibiotics to the production of biofuels in industry. […]

  • Coral reefs near equator less affected by ocean warming
    on March 20, 2019 at 3:06 pm

    Ocean warming is threatening coral reefs globally, with persistent thermal stress events degrading coral reefs worldwide, but a new study has found that corals at or near the equator are affected less than corals elsewhere. […]

  • Eating fish may help prevent asthma
    on March 19, 2019 at 2:07 pm

    An innovative study has revealed new evidence that eating fish can help prevent asthma. […]

  • Tracking turtles with telemetry
    on March 14, 2019 at 7:16 pm

    A new model has been created that can forecast the location of Eastern Pacific leatherback turtles along the coast of Central and South America in an effort to decrease bycatch mortality of this critically endangered and ecologically important species. […]

  • Researchers uncover new clues to surviving extinction
    on March 14, 2019 at 7:16 pm

    'Great Dying' extinction survivors appear to have shared many of the same ecological roles as their predecessors, with one catch -- there was a surge in the number of individuals with more modern traits. These hardy stand-outs did a better job of driving recovery, making ongoing ecological interactions more intense. Insights into this ancient marine system and its occupants can help guide modern conservation in identifying Earth's most resilient species in the face of environmental stress. […]

  • Sea otters' tool use leaves behind distinctive archaeological evidence
    on March 14, 2019 at 3:09 pm

    Researchers have analyzed the use by sea otters of large, shoreline rocks as 'anvils' to break open shells, as well as the resulting shell middens. The researchers used ecological and archaeological approaches to identify patterns that are characteristic of sea otter use of such locations. By looking at evidence of past anvil stone use, scientists could better understand sea otter habitat use. […]

  • Role of sea urchins on California kelp
    on March 14, 2019 at 11:58 am

    California sheephead and spiny lobsters may be helping control sea urchin populations in Southern California kelp forests, where sea otters -- a top urchin predator -- have long been missing, according to a new study. The research provides new insight into the complex predator-prey relationships in kelp forests that can be seen in the absence of sea otters. […]

  • Tunas, sharks and ships at sea
    on March 13, 2019 at 6:33 pm

    Researchers combine maps of marine predator habitats with satellite tracks of fishing fleets to identify regions where they overlap -- a step toward more effective wildlife management on the high seas. […]

  • Review of noise impacts on marine mammals yields new policy recommendations
    on March 13, 2019 at 6:33 pm

    Marine mammals are particularly sensitive to noise pollution because they rely on sound for so many essential functions, including communication, navigation, finding food, and avoiding predators. An expert panel has now published a comprehensive assessment of the available science on how noise exposure affects hearing in marine mammals, providing scientific recommendations for noise exposure criteria that could have far-reaching regulatory implications. […]

  • Trust more important than ecology to gain local support for conservation
    on March 13, 2019 at 2:31 pm

    Trust, transparency, communication, and fairness in the planning and management of conservation projects may be more important for gaining long-term local support than emphasizing ecological effectiveness, research has discovered. […]

  • Cardiorespiratory fitness of farmed Atlantic salmon unaffected by virus
    on March 13, 2019 at 12:04 pm

    The respiratory systems of Atlantic salmon function normally even when carrying large loads of piscine orthoreovirus (PRV), new research has found. The results are a positive step in reducing the uncertainty about the potential of infected farmed Atlantic salmon in marine pens to negatively impact migrating wild Pacific salmon. […]

  • Impacts of marine and freshwater predators on ecosystems and society
    on March 12, 2019 at 1:25 pm

    A new study reports on the diverse ways that aquatic predators, such as sharks and alligators, can impact ecosystems and also benefit human society. The study shows how these important ecological processes and ecosystem services to society can break down or recover from population losses and recoveries of aquatic predators. […]

  • Unprecedented number of warm-water species moved northward during marine heatwave
    on March 12, 2019 at 11:59 am

    A new study documents an unprecedented number of southern marine species moving northward into California and as far north as Oregon during the 2014-2016 marine heatwave. Of 67 rare, warm-water species sightings observed, 37 had never been documented so far north before. […]

  • Fatal horizon, driven by acidification, closes in on marine organisms in Southern Ocean
    on March 11, 2019 at 5:31 pm

    Marine microorganisms in the Southern Ocean may find themselves in a deadly vise grip by century's end as ocean acidification creates a shallower horizon for life. […]

  • No silver bullet for helping the Great Barrier Reef
    on March 11, 2019 at 4:53 pm

    Using a combination of advanced satellite imaging and over 20 years of coral monitoring across the Reef, a team of researchers has found that chronic exposure to poor water quality is limiting the recovery rates of corals across wide swaths of the Great Barrier Reef. […]

  • Horseshoe crabs are really relatives of spiders, scorpions
    on March 8, 2019 at 11:03 pm

    By analyzing troves of genetic data and considering a vast number of possible ways to examine it, scientists now have a high degree of confidence that horseshoe crabs do indeed belong within the arachnids. […]

  • Small animals with big impact
    on March 8, 2019 at 3:21 pm

    Copepods, the world's most common animal, release unique substances into the oceans. Concentrations of these substances are high enough to affect the marine food web, according to new research. The studies also show that phytoplankton in the oceans detect the special scent of copepods and do their utmost to avoid being eaten. […]

  • Coral reef parks protecting only 40 percent of fish biomass potential
    on March 7, 2019 at 10:22 pm

    Marine scientists examining the ecological status of coral reefs across the Indian and Pacific oceans have uncovered an unsettling fact: even the best coral reef marine parks contain less than half of the fish biomass found in the most remote reefs that lie far from human settlements. […]

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