The biggest impacts on the sea life in Swansea Bay (Wales) come from waves and tides rather than human activity, a wide-ranging new study -- encompassing over 170 species of fish and other sea life such as crabs, squid and starfish -- has revealed.
Fishing (particularly commercial fishing) is considered a male-dominated realm but it turns out that the 3 million tonnes of fish per year that women catch add up to $5.6 billion or the equivalent of 12% of the landed value of all small-scale fisheries catches globally.
A new study conducted by researchers at the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST) found the survival and development of coral larvae in their first few days of life was negatively affected by elevated nutrients and a modest increase in water temperature.
New study on animal biodiversity patterns on the planet compiled by a team of researchers led by UH Hilo's biology department featured in Science.
A changing climate is warming oceans, creating winners and losers among plankton and algae at the base of the food chain. USC researchers created a tool to model future conditions in marine environments.
A study that relied on citizen scientists to monitor the health of corals on Turks and Caicos Islands in the Caribbean from 2012 to 2018 found that 35 key coral species remained resilient during a 2014-17 global coral-bleaching event that harmed coral reefs around the world. Even corals that experienced bleaching quickly recovered, the researchers found. Some corals appeared healthier in 2017 than they were in 2014.
A Purdue University team, looking to make adhesives tougher, added bonds that are broken easily throughout the material. When pressure or stress is applied to the glue, these sacrificial bonds are designed to absorb energy and break apart. Meanwhile, the rest of the larger adhesive system remains intact.
The University of Cordoba published a study in a journal from the Nature group that supports the idea that marine cyanobacteria also incorporate organic compounds from the environment.
After the Fukushima nuclear power plant accident, managing environmental radionuclide contamination efficiently has become incredibly important. In light of this, a team of scientists from Miharu, Japan, have provided insights that could potentially lead to more accurate environmental risk management in the future. They have shown that the factors affecting contamination of freshwater fish differ between lakes and rivers.
An international team of researchers has revealed the mechanisms behind fish schooling -- and what they found differs from what scientists had previously thought.