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Biologists predict more marine disease
...ying seals infected with distemper from sled dogs, sardines
with herpes virusimported in aquaculture feed and corals killed by a soil-borne fungus are among34 organisms cited in a report that says many "less apparent" species may bedisappearing without notice. Some diseases are introduced from other habitats...
Researchers trace toxins from algal blooms through the marine food web in Monterey Bay
...n the marine food web. Harvesting of anchovies and sardines
for human consumption was halted and there were no reports of adverse effects on wildlife from this particular bloom. Nevertheless, the findings raise concerns about the potential effects of the toxin on a wide range of marine mammals and birds, said...
A little larceny comes naturally to Northwestern crows
...le prey were sand lances, silvery fish the size of sardines
that burrow into the sand. Other food sources include invertebrates such as clams, worms, shore crabs and snails. Larger prey such as sand lances, clams and crabs cannot be quickly consumed, and crows that catch them often become the targets of their...
Lake mud holds secrets to forecasting future salmon abundances, Queen's researchers say
...us response of fish populations (including salmon, sardines
and anchovies) along the West Coast of North America indicates that dramatic shifts in the North Pacific have occurred over the past 2000 years. That being said, humans have also contributed to the decline of salmon populations, particularly at the ...
From sardines to anchovies and back in 50 years
...DING, California--In the late 1930's, California's sardines
supported the biggest fishery in the western hemis...ns of fish caught each year. By the mid-1950s, the sardines
had virtually disappeared. Although fishing pressure may have played a part in this process, new res...
Envisat fishes up facts behind Chilean giant squid invasion
...e known to prey on commercial fish including hake, sardines
and anchovies. The squid themselves are a delicacy in some parts of the world but there is no local tradition of catching or consuming them. But an explanation for the incursions was available from 800 km away in space. Envisat's Advanced Along Tra...
DHA-rich diet protects brain from Alzheimer's damage, UCLA study shows
...de coldwater fish, like salmon, halibut, mackerel, sardines
and herring. These fish consume algae, which is high in DHA. Because these fishes' oiliness makes them absorb more mercury, dioxin, PCP and other metals, however, a less risky yet more costly strategy is to consume fish oil or purified DHA supplem...