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2012-04-23 13:34:42

Team of female scientists develop sophisticated numerical model to study larval behavior, fill ecological gap The behavior of marine larvae is central to fully understanding and modeling the pelagic (open ocean) stage for many coastal organisms. For the first time, a numerical study conducted by the University of Miami (UM) incorporates horizontal larval fish navigation skills into realistic 3D flow fields, creating a powerful tool that spells out how larvae use environmental cues to find...

2011-12-14 19:47:11

Study focuses on oxygen minimum zones in NE Atlantic and effects on pelagic species The science behind counting fish in the ocean to measure their abundance has never been simple. A new scientific paper in Nature Climate Change shows that expanding 'ocean dead zones' (areas of low oxygen) driven in part by climate change makes that science even more complex. Blue marlin, other billfish and tropical tuna are high energy fish that need large amounts of dissolved oxygen. Scientists from...

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2010-08-03 10:46:49

New research from the University of Sheffield has discovered that the deep open ocean, by far the largest habitat for life on Earth, is currently the most under-explored area of the sea, and the one we know least about. The research, which was published August 1, 2010 in the journal PLoS ONE, has mapped the distribution of marine species records and found that most of our knowledge of marine biodiversity comes from the shallow waters or the ocean floor, rather than the deep pelagic ocean- the...

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2009-11-23 08:25:00

Deep sea teeming with species that have never known sunlight Census of Marine Life scientists have inventoried an astonishing abundance, diversity and distribution of deep sea species that have never known sunlight - creatures that somehow manage a living in a frigid black world down to 5,000 meters (~3 miles) below the ocean waves. Revealed via deep-towed cameras, sonar and other vanguard technologies, animals known to thrive in an eternal watery darkness now number 17,650, a diverse...

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2009-09-01 08:25:00

In the open ocean, species of large predatory fish will swim and hunt for food at various depths, which leads to unique diets in these fish. Oceanographers and geologists in the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST) at the University of HawaiÊ»i at Mānoa (UHM) and colleagues have found that those fish that hunt deeper in the open ocean have higher mercury concentrations than those that feed near the surface of the ocean because...

2008-07-01 18:00:13

An analysis of 50 years of data from weekly U.S. fish trawling surveys in and near Rhode Island's Narragansett Bay show climate change is affecting the fish. The University of Rhode Island study shows there is an ongoing significant shift in composition of coastal fish communities -- invertebrates and warm-water species are increasing, while bottom feeders species are decreasing. Scientists attribute the change primarily to global warming. Professor Jeremy Collie, who directed the...


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2007-06-25 06:54:02

The Yellow Sea Snake or Pelagic Sea Snake, Pelamis platura, is a species of sea snake found in the tropical oceanic waters around the world. It is found in the Pacific Ocean from Japan, south to South China and coastal regions of Taiwan and Zhejiang. It is found in the Persian Gulf to the bay of Bengal, India, Pakistan, Malaysia, and Maldives. Also found on much of the coastal waters of Australia, New Zealand, New Guinea, and Solomon Islands. It also occurs around coastal Mexico, Guatemala,...

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