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Scientists from the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences at Stony Brook University advise that loss of genetic diversity presents survival risks for historically common marine fish and should be considered in fisheries management
Current and recent studies demonstrate the need for "a more precautionary approach to fisheries management, in which fishing is restricted to those places and amounts where it can be conducted safely and with minimal risk of jeopardizing the integrity of marine ecosystems."
Study led by scientists from the Institute for Ocean Conservation Science at Stony Brook University will enable trade-offs to be evaluated in forage fishery and coastal management
DNA testing of retail black caviar conducted by scientists from the Institute for Conservation Science at Stony Brook University and American Museum of Natural History indicates trade policy can help reduce the incidence of caviar mislabeling
Historical reconstruction reveals humans contributed to both degradation and recovery of coral reefs.
Impacts include increases in infectious diseases and invasive species, as well as changes in soil, water, vegetation, and the atmosphere STONY BROOK, N.Y., July 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Trophic Downgrading of Planet Earth," a review paper that will be published on July 15, 2011, in the journal Science, concludes that the decline of large predators and herbivores in all regions of the world is causing substantial changes to Earth's terrestrial, freshwater, and marine ecosystems....
Studies show that coastal sharks have "DNA zip codes" that can reveal where they were born; underscores potential of DNA testing to monitor fin trade STONY BROOK, N.Y., April 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An international team of scientists, led by the Institute for Ocean Conservation Science at Stony Brook University, has used DNA to determine that groups of dusky sharks (Carcharhinus obscurus) and copper sharks (Carcharhinus brachyurus) living in different coastal regions across the...
An international team of scientists have used DNA to determine that groups of dusky sharks and copper sharks living in different coastal regions across the globe are in fact separate populations of each species.
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