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2012-08-02 16:45:33

Widespread skin cancer has been identified for the first time in wild marine fish populations, new research has shown. A collaborative study between Newcastle University, UK, and the Australian Institute of Marine Science published today in the academic journal PLoS ONE - reveals the incidence of melanoma in the coral trout, a species found on the Great Barrier Reef and directly beneath the world's largest hole in the ozone layer. This is the first time skin cancer has been diagnosed in...

2012-08-02 07:04:48

Fish With Skin Cancer? By: Erika Dunayer, Ivanhoe Health Correspondent (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Melanoma is the most dangerous type of skin cancer and is the leading cause of death from skin disease. Over 9,000 people die from Melanoma every year in the United States. Researchers are now starting to see evidence of the disease in fish! A collaborative study between Newcastle University, UK, and the Australian Institute of Marine Science reveals the incidence of melanoma in the coral...

Marine Protected Areas Benefit Fisheries
2012-07-12 21:40:03

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The first clear evidence that no-take protected areas can help restock exploited fish populations on neighboring reefs was presented at the International Coral Reef Symposium today. These answers will help resolve a long-running discussion worldwide about whether areas blocked off to all forms of fishing help replenish fish numbers outside the marine protected areas (MPAs). “Using DNA fingerprinting technology, we now can...

2012-05-31 01:12:17

An international team of scientists has gathered the first conclusive evidence that marine reserves can help restock exploited fish populations on neighboring reefs which are open to both commercial and recreational fishing. The groundbreaking study was carried out in the Keppel Island group on Australia´s Great Barrier Reef by researchers from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies (CoECRS), in conjunction with other leading research institutions, and is reported in the...

2012-05-24 21:19:26

Researchers reporting online on May 24 in the Cell Press journal Current Biology present the first evidence that areas closed to all fishing are helping to sustain valuable Australian fisheries. The international team of scientists applied a forensic DNA profiling approach to track the dispersal pathways of fish larvae throughout a network of marine reserves on Australia's Great Barrier Reef. "Marine reserves have been set aside to create resilient ocean ecosystems and help sustain...

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2010-02-26 10:13:23

In a remarkable new finding scientists from The Vision Centre have reported that certain coral reef fish use ultraviolet (UV) vision to tell the difference between their own and other similar species. Indeed, the otherwise rather plain-looking Ambon damselfish may even be able to recognize individuals by their faces, in much the same way as humans do, the researchers say in a paper in the latest issue of the journal Current Biology. The UV vision may act as a secret channel of communication...

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2007-01-24 13:45:00

KOTA KINABALU, Malaysia -- Amid banks of bubbling aquariums, Hong Kong resident Kerry To sat back and admired his plate-size steamed grouper plucked from one of the tanks in this Malaysian restaurant and cooked live. "It is very special," said the 45-year-old To, who flew to the northwest coast of Borneo Island for a holiday featuring a chance to sample the rare delicacy. "These fish are so big and taste so good. I'll be telling my friends." What he and other diners don't realize is that...


Latest Coral trout Reference Libraries

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2008-06-16 14:30:48

The Coral Trout (Plectropomus leopardus), also known as the leopard coral grouper or leopard coral trout, is a species of fish in the Serranidae family. It is found in American Samoa, Australia, Brunei, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Fiji, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Micronesia, New Caledonia, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Samoa, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam. Its natural habitats are open seas and coral reefs. It is threatened by habitat...

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