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2012-04-03 09:01:40

A task force that conducted one of the most comprehensive analyses of global “forage fish” populations issued its report this week, which strongly recommends implementing more conservative catch limits for these crucial prey species. The Lenfest Forage Fish Task Force calls for the harvest reduction of sardines, anchovies and other forage fish so that they can continue to serve as critical prey for larger species, including salmon, cod and tuna, as well as for dolphins, whales,...

2012-01-11 17:00:00

Oregon State University, a trend-setter in online education, is the nation's first institution to offer a professional science master´s degree in the field of fisheries and wildlife, giving students access to a graduate-level education and “real-world experience” while accelerating their careers in related natural resource fields. Corvallis, OR (PRWEB) January 11, 2012 Continuing its trailblazing trend in distance education, Oregon State University this year will become the...

2011-02-04 01:03:09

Scientists are having a difficult time gauging the recovery of marine species from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico because they lack sufficient data about historical population size and the distribution, growth rates and reproduction rates of many species. In a forum paper published this week in the journal Science, they call for a new research agenda that prioritizes systematic acquisition of baseline data for marine species. "It is impossible to diagnose whether a...


Word of the Day
bellycheer
  • Good cheer; viands.
  • To revel; to feast.
The word 'bellycheer' may come from 'belle cheer', "good cheer".
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