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Palau Coral Reefs Surprisingly Resistant To Naturally Acidified Waters
2014-01-16 10:54:13

Ocean researchers working on the coral reefs of Palau in 2011 and 2012 made two unexpected discoveries that could provide insight into corals' resistance and resilience to ocean acidification, and aid in the creation of a plan to protect them.

Seaweed Transplant Gives Bald Reef New Growth
2014-01-14 09:15:59

Marine ecologists in Sydney have successfully restored a once thriving seaweed species, which vanished along a stretch of the city's coastline during the 1970s and 80s during high levels of sewage outfalls.

African Tiger Fish Eats Bird
2014-01-13 11:30:38

A research team from South Africa has finally captured evidence of the African tiger fish preying on birds in mid-flight.

Biofluorescence In Fish
2014-01-09 15:16:51

A new study has found biofluorescence in over 180 fish species and opened the door to the discovery of new fluorescent proteins that could be used in biomedical research.

Competition Between Coral, Seaweed Occurs On A Chemical Scale
2014-01-09 06:32:58

Scientists investigating the chemical warfare that takes place on Fijan coral reefs have discovered that one species of seaweed increases its production of noxious anti-coral compounds when placed in contact with reef-building corals.

Elephant Shark DNA Decoded
2014-01-08 15:35:28

Scientists have deciphered the genetic blueprint of the elephant shark - the oldest living animal in the cartilaginous fish family and the first to have its DNA decoded.

Carbon Dioxide Emissions Keep Conch Snails From Escaping Predation
2014-01-07 13:18:57

New research from an international team of researchers has found that if more carbon dioxide makes its way into the ocean – conch snails will be more vulnerable to predation.

Gulf Of California Coral Algae Consists Of Five Unique Species: Study
2014-01-01 08:19:31

New research from Jazmin Hernandez Kantun, a marine biologist at the Autonomous University of South Baja California (UABCS), has led to the discovery that the most abundant coral algae in the Gulf of California in Mexico, is actually a compound of five different species.

hydroid Corymorpha glacialis
2014-01-01 04:45:37

Climate change could cause a severe decline in plant and animal populations living on the ocean floor within the next hundred years, according to new research published in the journal Global Change Biology.

2013-12-18 23:00:55

Animal Support and its cofounders -- Dr.


Latest Fisheries Reference Libraries

Crown Of Thorns Starfish, Acanthaster planci
2013-11-11 10:54:41

The crown-of-thorns starfish (Acanthaster planci) is a species of starfish that is classified within the Acanthasteridae family. This species has a large range that extends from the Red Sea to the African coasts in the east and from the Indian Ocean to the western coasts of Central America. It prefers a habitat in coral reefs, which can be harmed if population numbers are too high. Damage occurs when filamentous algae covers bare skeletons of coral and the starfish move in to feed, stripping...

Bluefish, Pomatomus saltatrix
2013-10-22 10:54:52

The Bluefish (Pomatomus saltatrix) is the only living species of the family Pomatomidae. It is a marine pelagic fish that can be found around the world in temperate and subtropical waters, except for the northern Pacific Ocean. Bluefish are known as tailor in Australia, shad on the east coast of South Africa, and elf on the west coast. Other common names regarding this fish are blue, chopper, and anchoa. It is a good eating and game fish. The bluefish is moderately proportioned with a...

Lampert's Sea Cucumber, Synaptula lamperti
2013-04-30 15:18:06

Synaptula lamperti is a species of sea cucumber that can be found in the waters of the Indo-Pacific. Its range includes the coastal waters of Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Indonesia, and Micronesia. It does not have the tube feet, which are common to other species of sea cucumber, instead moving around by using a small grouping of pinnate feeding tentacles, which are always moving. It can also move by using the small, hook-like bones found along its body, attaching itself to the sea...

Mudflats
2013-04-19 21:07:34

Mudflats, or otherwise known as tidal flats, are coastal wetlands that form when mud is left behind by tides or rivers. They’re found in sheltered regions such as bayous, lagoons, estuaries, and bays. Mudflats might be seen geologically as exposed layers of bay mud, a result from the deposition of estuarine silts, marine animal detritus, and clays. The majority of the sediment in a mudflat is within the intertidal zone, therefore the flat is submerged and exposed about twice per day. In...

Kelp Forest
2013-04-19 19:29:03

Kelp forests are areas that are underwater with a high density of kelp. They’re recognized as one of the most dynamic and productive ecosystems on Earth. Smaller regions of anchored kelp are known as kelp beds. Kelp forests can be found worldwide throughout polar and temperate coastal oceans. In the year 2007, kelp forests were discovered in tropical waters near Ecuador as well. While they are physically formed by brown macroalgae of the order Laminariales, kelp forests offer a unique...

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