No-fishing zones help endangered penguins
59 minutes ago
Small no-fishing zones around colonies of African penguins can help this struggling species, new research shows.
New study suggests shark declines can lead to changes in reef fish body shapes
3 hours ago
Scientists studying nearly identical coral reef systems off Australia discovered something unusual on the reefs subjected to nearly exclusive fishing of sharks—fish with significantly smaller eyes and tails. The study is ...
Coping with climate stress in Antarctica
6 hours ago
Some Antarctic fish living in the planet's coldest waters are able to cope with the stress of rising carbon dioxide levels the ocean. They can even tolerate slightly warmer waters. But they can't deal with both stressors ...
Pharmaceuticals and other contaminants force fish to work much harder to survive
6 hours ago
Pharmaceuticals and other man-made contaminants are forcing fish that live downstream from a typical sewage treatment plant to work at least 30 per cent harder just to survive, McMaster researchers have found.
Scientists use hydroacoustics to find abundance of marine life in reserve is 4 times greater than in surrounding waters
Jan 15, 2018
Researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego were part of an international team that for the first time used hydroacoustics as a method for comparing the abundance of fishes ...
Top European chefs take electric pulse fishing off the menu
Jan 11, 2018
More than 200 top chefs across Europe have pledged to stop sourcing seafood obtained by electric pulse fishing, days before an EU vote that could expand the use of the controversial technique, an ocean advocacy group said ...
Is fishing with electricity less destructive than digging up the seabed with beam trawlers?
Jan 09, 2018
While many people may be interested in the sustainability and welfare of the fish they eat, or the health of the environment, fewer probably worry about the effect that trawl fishing – which accounts for 20% of landings ...
Why it's so hard to keep track of ships that get up to no good
Jan 04, 2018
South Korea recently seized two oil tankers that it says were illegally transferring oil to North Korean ships at sea. One was registered in Hong Kong, while the other flew the Panamanian flag. The ensuing fallout has focused ...
Off-road vehicle restriction benefits outweigh costs for national seashore
Jan 03, 2018
An economic analysis by North Carolina State University, Oregon State University and RTI International finds that the economic benefits of biodiversity and habitat preservation significantly outweigh the costs of off-road ...
Self-fertilizing fish have surprising amount of genetic diversity
Dec 26, 2017
As weird animals go, the mangrove killifish is in a class of its own. It flourishes in both freshwater and water with twice as much salt as the ocean. It can live up to two months on land, breathing through its skin, before ...