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Marine Biology News
December 5, 2019

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How did life survive the most severe ice age? A team has found the first direct evidence that glacial meltwater provided a crucial lifeline to eukaryotes during Snowball ... read more
Using an innovative microscopy method, scientists have revealed the structure of the microbial communities coating microplastic trash collected from a variety of ... read more
With a lot of ingenuity and a little luck, researchers monitored the heart rate of a blue whale in the wild. The measurement suggests that blue whale hearts are operating at ... read more
Researchers investigated the cooperative abilities of dolphins. Utilizing a simplified Hirata Task, the team found that dolphins coordinated their behavior to work together ... read more
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Integrated Approach for Managing Aquatic Invasive Species in California

Though small and somewhat nondescript, quagga and zebra mussels pose a huge threat to local rivers, lakes and estuaries. Thanks to aggressive measures to prevent contamination, Santa Barbara ... read more

Sounds of the Past Give New Hope for Coral Reef Restoration

Young fish can be drawn to degraded coral reefs by loudspeakers playing the sounds of healthy reefs, according to new ... read more

Animals Could Help Humans Monitor Oceans

Sharks, penguins, turtles and other seagoing species could help humans monitor the oceans by transmitting oceanographic information from electronic ... read more

Bad News for Nemo: Clownfish Can't Adapt to Rapid Environmental Changes

The beloved anemone fish popularized by the movies 'Finding Nemo' and 'Finding Dory' don't have the genetic capacity to adapt to rapid changes in their environment, according ... read more

Climate Change Is Reshaping Communities of Ocean Organisms

Climate change is reshaping communities of fish and other sea life, according to a pioneering study on how ocean warming is affecting the mix of species. The study covers species that are important ... 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

Life Under Extreme Conditions at Hot Springs in the Ocean

Marine researchers decipher adaptation mechanisms of biological communities to an active volcano in ... 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

Scientists Develop Rapid Cell Division in Marine Sponges

Despite efforts over multiple decades, there are still no cell lines for marine invertebrates. For the first time, scientists have developed a breakthrough in marine invertebrate (sponge) cell ... read more

Bursting the Bubble: Revealing Tasty Genetic Secrets of Gigantic Single-Celled Creatures

Researchers recently unveiled key information about gene expression in sea grapes, which could help shed light on the evolution of sea grape morphology and help farmers improve cultivation of ... 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

Endangered Whales React to Environmental Changes

Some 'canaries' are 50 feet long, weigh 70 tons, and are nowhere near a coal mine. But the highly endangered North Atlantic right whale is sending the same kind of message about disruptive ... read more

Deep-Sea Bacteria Copy Their Neighbors' Diet

A new group of symbiotic bacteria in deep-sea mussels surprises with the way they fix carbon: They use the Calvin cycle to turn carbon into tasty food. The bacteria acquired the genes for this ... read more

Impact of Climate Change on Arctic Terns

New study shows how changes in Antarctic sea ice is driving one of the world's smallest seabirds to forage further for ... read more

Antibiotics from the Sea

Biologists have succeeded in cultivating several dozen marine bacteria in the laboratory -- bacteria that had previously been paid little attention. The researchers then carried out a functional ... read more

Mantis Shrimp Vs. Disco Clams: Colorful Sea Creatures Do More Than Dazzle

A researcher encountered a colorful creature called a disco clam in an Indonesian reef. Now, recent research suggests that she may be narrowing in on answering why this bivalve looks so ... 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

There Are Variations in Plankton Biodiversity and Activity from the Equator to the Poles

New results between 2009 and 2013 show that the diversity and functions of planktonic species in the global ocean change dramatically according to ... 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

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