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Census of Marine Life historians detail collapse of bluefin tuna population off northern Europe

...g 2.7 meters (almost 9 feet) washed up on a German shore in 1903. Those captured in the 1920s ranged from 40 kilograms to giants of 700 kilograms, with an average weight of 50 to 100 kilograms. After World War I, ever better know-how and equipment, including harpoon rifles and hydraulic net lifts, hel...

Study finds contaminated water reaching Florida's offshore keys

...robes found in sewage, declined with distance from shore but tended to be elevated in the surface layers of coral mucus relative to the surrounding water. High levels of fecal indicator bacteria from canals were also shown to move into the nearshore environment on outgoing tides. Lipp said the detection of...

Want to save polar bears? Follow the ice

... warmest parts of the year. Bears that make it to shore may be there for increasingly longer periods of time without food as the sea ice becomes more distant and inaccessible. The main question for conservationists is which of the existing 18 populations of polar bears occurring on two continents and o...

Salmon tracking program expands to California

... are differences in the catch composition close to shore and outside of six miles," he added. Dubbed Project CROOS (Collaborative Research on Oregon Ocean Salmon), the effort is a unique collaboration among scientists, commercial fishermen and fisheries managers. The 2006 pilot study was funded by a gran...

DNA analysis suggests under-reported kills of threatened whales

...se genetically distinct whales are found closer to shore than other minke breeds, and were hunted to threatened levels until the IWC passed a moratorium on commercial whaling in 1986. Though it is illegal to directly hunt minke whales in South Korea, those caught in fishing nets can be killed and sold as...

Dinosaur hearing, listening to muscle noise, quieter cubicles

...recording unit to listen for them continuously off shore of a fur seal rookery in the Bering Sea in Alaska. They detected killer whale vocalizations on 19 of 20 days during last summer. Most of the vocalizations occurred from twilight to mid-morning. The fewest sounds occurred between the early evening a...

Plastic that degrades in seawater could be boon for cruise industry and others

...feature also could prevent them from washing up on shore and polluting beaches, he notes. The plastics are undergoing degradation testing at the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development, and Engineering Center in Natick, Mass., and in the Gulf of Mexico at the USM Gulf Coast Research Laboratory in ...

AGU Journal highlights -- February 23, 2007

...tion over most of the continental shelf, both near shore and as far as 100 kilometers [60 miles] offshore, accounting for nearly half coastal waters' kinetic energy during the spring. Because continental margins are among the most productive ecosystems on Earth, the authors say that further quantification ...

Newly discovered West Coast arrhythmias cause

... tens of thousands of starving birds washing up on shore at times of the year when the birds should be healthiest. And scientists trying to predict salmon runs have recorded large swings in ocean temperatures at a much higher frequency than the past, a change that signals large shifts in the amount of foo...

UF study: World shark attacks rise slightly but continue long-term dip

...a phenomenon. Fewer sharks are swarming near the shore where humans swim as larger numbers of shark and other fish of prey are killed each year, Burgess said. At the same time, many Third World countries are making strides in improving medical care and beach safety, while many people are getting smarter ...

World's oldest rocks show how Earth may have dodged frozen fate of Mars

...ulder that analyzed ancient rocks from the eastern shore of Hudson Bay in northern Quebec, Canada, have discovered the first direct field evidence supporting this theory. The study shows carbon dioxide in Earth's atmosphere could have sustained surface temperatures above freezing before 3.75 billion yea...

Leeches ferry infection among newts

... infected, they often stop breeding, apparently to shore up their immune system to fight off the disease. But that comes at the cost of having fewer offspring," he adds. Findings from the study may also indicate that human activities could lead to increases in the infection, since these leeches are most a...

OHSU studies of technology for healthy aging get boost

...nce and Engineering, said the work with Intel will shore up a new model of evidence-based behavioral assessment that's been under development the last two years through ORCATECH. ORCATECH, an interdisciplinary center at OHSU supported since 2004 by the National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of ...

Dust to gust

...were performed near the Bodl valley itself, on the shore of the Atlantic and at an additional spot above the ocean. The data revealed that some 56 percent of the dust reaching the Amazon forest originates in the Bodl valley. They also showed that a total of some 50 million tons of dust make their way fro...

Extreme life, marine style highlights 2006 ocean census

...rs on the continental shelf, reaching outward from shore and stretching along the Pacific migration route f...sle. "The past richness of the oceans in many near shore regions is hard for people today to believe." In such archives as taxes on salt to cure fish, Cens...

Molecular 'marker' on stem cells aids research, perhaps therapies

...t tissue for reconstruction or augmentation, or to shore up bones left fragile by age or disease. With a purer cell population, you should have a more effective therapy, Dr. Perlingeiro said. The SSEA-4 molecule was known to be on the surface of embryonic stem cells, as well as on embryonic carcinoma cell...

Philippines president enacts new national conservation policy

...entre of the centre" of the world's most plentiful shore fish region located at the apex of the Coral Trian...s the "center of the center" of the world's marine shore fish diversity, with the world's highest concentration of marine species including fish, shrimp, cr...

Researchers to study why dead zone returned to Lake Erie

... the oxygen-consuming organic matter from the near shore to the bottom waters. In the third scenario, global warming has caused the layer of bottom water to become thinner, with less oxygen. The dead zone materialized in Erie's central basin and can cover as much as three quarters of the area, Scavia said...

Deadly hypoxic event finally concludes

...s were by far the lowest ever recorded on the near shore of Oregon, approaching "anoxic" conditions in some...as with more oxygen, such as a shallow refuge near shore where wave action raised oxygen levels in some such areas, fishing was very good.But those species ...

Tiny 'housekeeper' crabs help prevent coral death in South Pacific

...ora. The research was done on coral reefs near the shore of the French Polynesian island of Moorea, in the ...in sedimentation threaten coral reefs in many near shore areas around the world. Coral reefs are threatened by a variety of environmental changes. For examp...

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