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  • Researchers discover a flipping crab feeding on methane seeps
    on February 20, 2019 at 6:35 pm

    Researchers have documented a group of tanner crabs vigorously feeding at a methane seep on the seafloor off British Columbia -- one of the first times a commercially harvested species has been seen using this energy source. […]

  • Antibiotic resistances spread faster than thought, aquaculture study reveals
    on February 19, 2019 at 10:01 pm

    By studying fish raised in aquaculture, researchers have shed new light on the mechanisms by which antibiotic resistance genes are transferred between bacteria. According to their study, those mechanisms are more varied than previously thought. […]

  • Fishing and pollution regulations don't help corals cope with climate change
    on February 19, 2019 at 4:18 pm

    A new study reports that protecting coral reefs from fishing and pollution does not help coral populations cope with climate change. The study also concludes that ocean warming is the primary cause of the global decline of reef-building corals and that the only effective solution is to immediately and drastically reduce greenhouse gas emissions. […]

  • Why North Carolinian boats are fishing off New Jersey's coast, and how a CSF might help
    on February 19, 2019 at 4:18 pm

    By studying the logbooks of fishing boats, researchers found that some fishing boats travel more than 250 miles to catch the fish that used to be in local waters. In response, researchers began investigating how local community supported fishery programs -- like farm shares for fish -- can affect fishing communities. That resulted in the creation of Fishadelphia, a CSF based in a South Philadelphia charter school. […]

  • Ocean acidification harms cod larvae more than previously thought
    on February 19, 2019 at 4:17 pm

    The Atlantic cod is one of the most important commercial fish species in the world. Recent studies have shown that ocean acidification threatens the early life stages of this species. So far it was hoped that at least the larvae that survive might be more robust and therefore may aid in the adaptation of this population. A new article suggests otherwise. […]

  • 20-million-year-old tusked sea cow is Central America's oldest marine mammal
    on February 19, 2019 at 4:17 pm

    A researcher searching the shoreline of the Panama Canal for fossil plants instead found an ancient sea cow. An 'emergency fossil excavation' due to rising water levels yielded a remarkably complete skeleton of a new genus and species of dugong, estimated to be about 20 million years old, the first evidence of a marine mammal from the Pacific side of the canal. […]

  • Total synthesis of marine antitumor agents trabectedin and lurbinectedin
    on February 19, 2019 at 4:16 pm

    With its vast numbers of different lifeforms, the sea is a largely unexplored source of natural products that could be starting points for new pharmaceuticals, such as the antitumor drugs trabectedin and lurbinectedin. Because only tiny amounts can be obtained from sea organisms, synthetic production is necessary. Scientists have introduced a new, efficient synthetic route for these two drugs. A key step is the light-controlled activation of a carbon-hydrogen bond. […]

  • Great white shark genome decoded
    on February 18, 2019 at 8:32 pm

    In a major scientific step to understand the biology of this iconic apex predator and sharks in general, the entire genome of the white shark has now been decoded in detail. […]

  • Virus-infected bacteria could provide help in the fight against climate change
    on February 17, 2019 at 4:58 pm

    Understanding the relationship between microbes and viruses is beneficial not only for medical research and practical applications but also in marine biology, say researchers. […]

  • 'Seeing' tails help sea snakes avoid predators
    on February 15, 2019 at 1:23 pm

    New research has revealed the fascinating adaptation of some Australian sea snakes that helps protect their vulnerable paddle-shaped tails from predators. […]

  • Parents don't pick favorites, at least if you're a Magellanic penguin
    on February 14, 2019 at 4:56 pm

    Researchers wanted to know how Magellanic penguin parents in South America balance the dietary demands of multiple chicks. They found that when a Magellanic penguin parent returns to its nest with fish, the parent tries to feed each of its two chicks equal portions of food, regardless of the youngsters' differences in age or size. […]

  • Scientists look to past to help identify fish threatened with local extinction
    on February 13, 2019 at 7:27 pm

    Marine scientists have developed a methodology to assess fish stocks that combines new data with archeological and historical records - some dating back to the 8th Century AD. […]

  • Bioluminescent deep-sea creatures illuminate the effectiveness of new cancer therapies
    on February 13, 2019 at 3:04 pm

    A new tool can improve development and effectiveness of leading-edge cancer therapies derived from patients' immune systems. […]

  • Undersea gases could superheat the planet
    on February 13, 2019 at 2:08 pm

    Geologic carbon and hydrate reservoirs in the ocean pose a climate threat beyond humanmade greenhouse gases. […]

  • Ecosystem changes following loss of great white sharks
    on February 13, 2019 at 1:16 pm

    A new study has documented unexpected consequences following the decline of great white sharks from an area off South Africa. The study found that the disappearance of great whites has led to the emergence of sevengill sharks, a top predator from a different habitat. A living fossil, sevengill sharks closely resemble relatives from the Jurassic period, unique for having seven gills instead of the typical five in most other sharks. […]

  • Giant 'megalodon' shark extinct earlier than previously thought
    on February 13, 2019 at 1:16 pm

    'Megalodon' -- a giant predatory shark that has inspired numerous documentaries, books and blockbuster movies -- likely went extinct at least one million years earlier than previously thought, according to new research. This is a substantial adjustment as it means that O. megalodon likely went extinct long before a suite of strange seals, walruses, sea cows, porpoises, dolphins and whales all disappeared sometime about 1-2.5 million years ago. […]

  • New deep sea animal discoveries warrant expanded protections in Costa Rican waters
    on February 11, 2019 at 11:29 pm

    Scientists surveyed deep-sea seamounts outside Isla del Coco UNESCO World Heritage site revealing coral communities with surprising diversity. […]

  • Toward automated animal identification in wildlife research
    on February 11, 2019 at 7:00 pm

    A new program automatically detects regions of interest within images, alleviating a serious bottleneck in processing photos for wildlife research. […]

  • Re-establishing oyster beds to maximize their ecological benefits
    on February 11, 2019 at 6:15 pm

    Researchers have developed a mapping tool that identifies sites for re-establishing oyster reefs that maximize their ecological benefits -- such as water filtration. This Geographic Information Systems (GIS)-based tool could inform restoration of other vital, sensitive coastal habitats. […]

  • Aquaculture does little, if anything, to conserve wild fisheries
    on February 11, 2019 at 6:15 pm

    New research finds that aquaculture, or fish farming, does not help conserve wild fisheries. […]

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