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December 12, 2019

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Using an innovative microscopy method, scientists have revealed the structure of the microbial communities coating microplastic trash collected from a variety of ... read more

3-D Printed Coral Could Help Endangered Reefs

Threats to coral reefs are everywhere -- rising water temperatures, ocean acidification, coral bleaching, fishing and other human activities. But new research shows that 3-D printed coral can provide ... read more

What Gives a 3-Meter-Long Amazonian Fish Some of the Toughest Scales on Earth

Arapaima gigas is a big fish in a bigger river full of piranhas, but that doesn't mean it's an easy meal. It's evolved armor-like scales that deform, ... read more

Shark Pups Lose Gains in Stressed Environments

Scientists compared the growth and body condition of one species of shark in two different environments. They found larger shark pups on degraded reefs grow less and perform worse than smaller pups ... read more
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New England Fishermen Losing Jobs Due to Climate Fluctuations

For decades the biggest threat to the industry has been overfishing, but it is no longer the only threat. According to new research, fluctuations in the climate have already cost some New England ... read more

Study Tracks Genomic Changes That Reinforce Darter Speciation

When they share habitat, orangethroat and rainbow darters tend to avoid one another, even though they are closely related and can produce 'hybrid' offspring. A new study offers an analysis ... read more

Meeting the Challenges Facing Fisheries Climate Risk Insurance

Insurance schemes with the potential to improve the resilience of global fisheries face a host of future challenges, researchers ... read more

Fish Size Affects Snake River Salmon Returns More Than Route Through Dams

The survival and eventual return of juvenile Snake River salmon and steelhead to spawning streams as adults depends more on their size than the way they pass through hydroelectric dams on their ... read more

Bacteria-Infecting Viruses Bind Mucosal Surface and Protect from Disease

Bacteriophages, viruses that infect bacteria, have been shown to preferentially bind to mucosal surfaces. This has been suggested to provide an extra level of immunity against bacterial infections. ... read more

Fish in California Estuaries Are Evolving as Climate Change Alters Their Habitat

The threespine stickleback, a small fish found throughout the coastal areas of the Northern Hemisphere, is famously variable in appearance from one location to another, making it an ideal subject for ... read more

Leadership's in the Blood for Tiny Fish

Leadership during cooperation runs in the family for tiny fish called Trinidadian guppies, new research ... read more

New Danger for Corals in Warming Oceans: Metal Pollution

Metal copper from agricultural runoff and marine paint leaching from boat hulls poses an emerging threat to soft coral sea fans in the waters around Puerto ... read more

The Little Duck That Could: Study Finds Endangered Hawaiian Duck Endures

New research has found that the genetic diversity of the koloa is high, and conservation efforts on the island of Kauai have been ... read more

Researchers Find Climate Change and Turf Seaweed Causing 'Patchy' Seascape

Researchers find environmental developments caused by climate change are contributing to the transformation of the seafloor to a lower, more patchy seascape dominated by shrub-like seaweed which ... read more

Bigger Doesn't Mean Better for Hatchery-Released Salmon

A recent study examines hatchery practices in regards to how Chinook salmon hatcheries in the PNW are affecting wild populations over the past decades. Over 65 years, Chinook salmon hatcheries in the ... read more

How Giant Kelp May Respond to Climate Change

Like someone from Minnesota being dropped into an Arizona heat wave, giant kelp living in cooler, high-latitude waters were more vulnerable to excessive heat than kelp already living in warmer, ... read more

Healthy mangroves can help fight the consequences of climate change on coral reef fisheries, according to a new study. Researchers say corals have been bleached and reefs have lost their structural ... read more

Cats of the Sea Offer Insights Into Territorial Behavior of Wild Fishes

Researchers carrying out regular monitoring of a Marine Protected Area off the UK coastline noticed species of wrasse demonstrating almost cat-like behavior as they chased lasers shone onto the ... read more

Prey-Size Plastics Are Invading Larval Fish Nurseries

Researchers revealed that many larval fish species from different ocean habitats are ingesting plastics in their preferred nursery ... read more

Mosquito Nets: Are They Catching More Fishes Than Insects?

Mosquito nets designed to prevent malaria transmission are used for fishing which may devastate tropical coastal ecosystems, according to a new scientific study. The researchers found that most of ... read more

Gimme Shelter: Seven New Leech Species Call Freshwater Mussels Home

The frequent presence of leeches with a hidden lifestyle in the mantle cavity of freshwater mussels has been recorded since the second half of the 19th century. Yet this was, until now, regarded as ... read more

Finding Nemo's Cousins: Meet the Little Fish That Can See UV Light

New research reveals anemonefish can see UV light and may use it as a secret channel find their friends and food, while evading ... read more

New Study First to Reveal Growth Rates of Deep-Sea Coral Communities

Researchers revealed for the first time growth rates of deep-sea coral communities and the pattern of colonization by various species over time scales of centuries to millennia. Age-dated submarine ... read more

Millions of Seabirds Rely on Discarded Fish

Millions of scavenging seabirds survive on fish discarded by North Sea fishing vessels, new research ... read more

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