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Allergen-free shrimp? seafood marks a place in food safety research

DENVER, CO A buffet of shrimp cocktail, lobster on the half shell, and king crab...tic studies show promise for putting allergen-free shrimp on our dinner plates someday, scientists said today at the 2003 American Association for the Advance...

URI biologists study predator-prey relationship between sand shrimp and flounder

...doctoral candidate David Taylor. The common sand shrimp lives in the Atlantic waters from Newfoundland to ... temperature possibly increases the number of sand shrimp simply because warmer temperatures allow greater numbers to survive the winter. Another factor con...

World's largest scientific society convenes regional meeting in Charleston, S. C., Nov. 13-16

...ay, Nov. 13 3:30 - 5p.m. The role of ozone in shrimp aquaculture Researchers will discuss the use of ozone in controlling chemical and biological water quality. (Thomas J. Manning, Valdosta State University, Chemistry Department, Valdosta, Ga., 229-333-7178, tmanning@valdosta.edu Antimicrobial act...

Investing in environment pays off at 100-1, says paper published in Science this week

...stem in Thailand that installed an aquaculture and shrimp farming economy. Taking into account the erosion of non-marketed services like soil formation, flood protection, and carbon dioxide conversion and the compromise of low impact activities like tourism and the sustainable harvesting of plants and ...

It pays to save: Science study shows huge economic benefits from conserving wild nature

...tions, a mangrove system in Thailand converted for shrimp farming, a Canadian marsh drained for agriculture, and a Philippine coral reef dynamited for fishing. In each case, the loss of ecosystem services such as storm and flood protection, atmospheric carbon sinks, sustainable hunting, and tourism outweig...

Unique feeding behavior discovered for snakes

...ther snake in the same mangroves eat only snapping shrimp while a fourth eats only fish. "These findings represent an interesting example of evolutionary divergence of behavior between closely related species," Voris says. "This is only one of many examples of how the tropics are uniquely suited for gainin...

Ocean ecosystems only altered following two great mass extinctions

...re-evolve after two major extinctions in order for shrimp and whales and other sea life as we know it to come into being. But what is remarkable, according to an article published in the May 14, 2002 issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), is not that marine life recovered from ...

University of Southern Mississippi $6 million grant will aid coastal waters research

...four-year project is to use microbes, fish, crabs, shrimp and other species -- bioindicators -- to measure how well estuaries are functioning and the impact of changes in coastal regions. Nine universities in the Gulf region have formed a consortium with the USM College of Marine Sciences to conduct t...

Sea Grant study finds Chinese mitten crabs appear free of human parasite lung flukes

...re first identified in California in 1992, after a shrimp trawler working the South San Francisco Bay hauled up a strange looking crab with fuzzy claws. However, the crab most likely was introduced to San Francisco South Bay much earlier, in the late 1980s. A hearty and fecund invader, the crab has multipli...

Excessive fishing prompted coastal ecosystems to collapse, but wise management now will help

...ity and, simultaneously, create habitat for crabs, shrimp and fishes." Promoting further development of aquaculture growing and tending clams, oysters, scallops, and mussels also would have a huge public benefit in achieving better water quality and enhancing habitats for fish and shellfish, he said. "The ...

Study finds wind, currents play key role where young fish settle

...be applied to other marine animals -- such as Gulf shrimp -- that spawn in the Gulf but rely on estuaries as nursery grounds. Also, when combined with the results of other research, the findings suggest that variations in currents and winds may cause fluctuations in the size of fish populations along the en...

Studies: Floyd, other major hurricanes of '99 caused significant changes in nation's largest lagoonal estuary

... habitat for shellfish and finfish."Resident crab, shrimp and fish communities either scurried out of the system, took up residence near the inlets or, in some cases, just died. "While extensive low-oxygen conditions were documented during fall 1999, we didn't see equivalent low oxygen during the summer of ...

A seafood paradox: Will fish farming save or deplete our ocean fisheries?

...problem, Naylor points out, is that farmed salmon, shrimp and other carnivorous species often take more out ...n Clay of the World Wildlife Fund will explain how shrimp farms often replace wetlands and mangroves that serve as nurseries for native fish populations. N...

Potent new compound from blue-green algae may help treat, elucidate nerve disorders

...s of the simple plant and tested extracts on brine shrimp and fish. One extract proved toxic even in concentrations of parts per billion. The researchers named the as-yet-mysterious compound after the island's Kalki Bay and set to work tracking down its structure. The project proved to be a challenge fo...

Snapping shrimp drown out sonar with bubble-popping trick, described in Science

...ick behind these creatures' noisemaking. Snapping shrimp have one normal claw and one large snapper claw that can be up to half its body size, making the shrimp look like it's wearing an overgrown boxing glove. The claw stays cocked open until a closer muscle c...

Florida scientist finds eight new snails that may give water quality clues

...t they have a creature -- a snail, a crayfish or a shrimp -- living in a spring in a creek in their backyard that is found nowhere else in the world, usually they get very protective and paternal about it," he said. Robert Hershler, a zoology curator at the Smithsonian Institution, described Thompson as...

Giant jellies invade Gulf of Mexico threatening shrimp fishery

...irectly on the eggs and larvae of the area's fish, shrimp and crabs. And doing so could have a serious effe...auphin Island Sea Lab in Alabama. Gulf of Mexico shrimp are the nation's second most valuable fishery, trailing only Alaska salmon. And the Gulf's commerci...

Do fish farms really add to the world's supply of fish?

...y warn, the growing demand for farm-raised salmon, shrimp and other commercially valuable species actually t...s - fish that eat other fish. These include marine shrimp and popular finfish such as salmon, trout and seabass. Most carnivorous fish are sold to lucrative m...

Reports of "weird life" almost stranger than fiction

...a microscopic invertebrate. The embryos of brine shrimp called artemia can almost totally dry out without dying, and then rehydrate themselves when there's water. The desiccated embryos make a sugar molecule that takes the place of water, said Clegg. Called trehalose, the molecule is now used to extend t...

Meet the chemical that lets sea creatures thrive

...ancey has found that deep-sea animals-from fish to shrimp and anemones-contain much more of acompound called trimethylamine oxide (TMAO) than their shallow-living relatives. Furthermore, thehigher the pressure where an animal lives, the greater the concentration of TMAO in its tissues. Yancey teamed up wit...

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