These Items in Your Home Are Harming America’s Sea Animals

A new report examines how plastic waste affects marine wildlife.

#endangered-and-extinct-species, #environment, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #manatees, #oceans-and-seas, #water-pollution

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Could Listening to the Deep Sea Help Save It?

In the abyss, everyone can hear you scream.

#acoustics, #animal-behavior, #biodiversity, #chen-chong, #dolphins-and-porpoises, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #japan, #noise, #oceans-and-seas, #recording-equipment, #ships-and-shipping, #volcanoes, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

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A Pinnacle of Coral Is Discovered in Australia’s Great Barrier Reef

The underwater skyscraper teems with sea life and had been overlooked in past surveys of the reef system.

#australia, #coral, #exploration-and-explorers, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #great-barrier-reef-australia, #reefs, #research, #schmidt-ocean-institute, #your-feed-science

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‘They’re Calling You on the Squid Phone’

Cephalopod researchers were surprised by the sighting of a ram’s horn squid, a peculiar animal never before filmed in its natural environment.

#biology-and-biochemistry, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #marine-biology, #reefs, #squid, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

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How Suckerfish Surf Across Blue Whales Without Falling Off

Remoras — known for hitching rides on whales and sharks — swim surprisingly freely over the surfaces formed by their hosts.

#biology-and-biochemistry, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #journal-of-experimental-biology, #physics, #research, #whales-and-whaling, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

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Sharks Wash Up on Beaches, Stabbed by Swordfish

The discovery of impaled sharks on Mediterranean shores backs up old fishermen’s tales of the marine predators dueling with swordfish.

#fish-and-other-marine-life, #ichthyological-research-journal, #libya, #mediterranean-sea, #research, #sharks, #spain, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

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John Kerry: China’s Chance to Save Antarctic Sealife

Twenty-four countries and the E.U. have agreed to create three marine parks, which would ban fishing and other industrial activity. But to become a reality, China must also agree.

#fish-and-other-marine-life, #global-warming, #oceans-and-seas

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With Brexit Clock Ticking, Boris Johnson Vows, Again, to Walk Away

The prime minister blew up over what he called Europe’s insistence that Britain make all the compromises. But Europe says it still wants to talk.

#barnier-michel, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #english-channel, #europe, #european-commission, #european-union, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #france, #great-britain, #great-britain-withdrawal-from-eu-brexit, #international-trade-and-world-market, #johnson-boris, #merkel-angela, #politics-and-government, #von-der-leyen-ursula, #world-trade-organization

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The Great Barrier Reef Has Lost Half Its Corals

Researchers in Australia blamed climate change for the loss, which they said could diminish critical habitats for fish and other marine life.

#andy-dietzel, #arc-center-of-excellence-for-coral-reef, #australia, #coral, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #global-warming, #great-barrier-reef-australia, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #proceedings-of-the-royal-society, #reefs

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Massachusetts Town Begs Residents to Stop Calling About Fish

Some in Wareham, Mass., worried the enormous, blob-like fish was stranded. Others thought it was a shark. It turned out to be a sunfish, and town officials urged residents to stop reporting it.

#boston-harbor-mass, #cape-cod-mass, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #massachusetts, #sunfish

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Novel Brain Surgery Seeks to Reverse Epilepsy in Sea Lion

Cronutt, like a growing number of ocean mammals, developed seizures because of toxins in the water. Scientists hope the pioneering procedure he underwent this week could help.

#animal-behavior, #brain, #epilepsy, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #mammals, #sea-lions, #seizures-medical, #six-flags-great-adventure, #surgery-and-surgeons, #university-of-california-san-francisco, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

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People With This Mutation Can’t Smell Stinky Fish

A very small percentage of people don’t mind the pungent odor of fish, a genetic study found.

#current-biology-journal, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #genetics-and-heredity, #iceland, #research, #smell-olfaction, #your-feed-science

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Here are the Best Animal Livestreams

Research shows that watching footage of them can make you happier, so here’s a list of round-the-clock camera footage that will bring koalas, penguins and puppies straight to your screen.

#animals, #aquariums, #bears, #computers-and-the-internet, #dogs, #elephants, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #monkeys-and-apes, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #san-diego-zoo, #smithsonian-national-zoological-park, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #wildlife-sanctuaries-and-nature-reserves, #zoos

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Strange Bacteria Are Attacking the State’s Trout Supply

Tuesday: When an infection was detected at a hatchery, officials, already under statewide shelter-in-place orders, moved to institute a lockdown of their own.

#california, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #trout

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Tasmania Whale Rescue Ends With 108 Saved and Over 300 Dead

The whale beaching, one of the largest strandings ever recorded globally, prompted a five-day rescue effort.

#australia, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #tasmania-australia, #whales-and-whaling

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Ocean Heat Waves Are Directly Linked to Climate Change

The “blob” of hotter ocean water that killed sea lions and other marine life in 2014 and 2015 may become permanent.

#environment, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #oceans-and-seas, #sea-lions, #temperature

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Beaked Whale Shatters Record With 3 Hour 42 Minute Dive

Scientists still don’t know how the marine mammals go so long without air.

#anatomy-and-physiology, #animal-behavior, #biology-and-biochemistry, #diving-and-divers, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #journal-of-experimental-biology, #mammals, #marine-biology, #north-carolina, #oceans-and-seas, #research, #whales-and-whaling, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

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Cheating in Utah Fishing Contest Results in Two Felony Convictions

Two men pleaded guilty to tampering to influence a contest, a third-degree felony, almost two years after the state started investigating where they caught their fish.

#animals, #bass-fish, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #fishing-sport, #lake-powell-utah-ariz, #wildlife-trade-and-poaching

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Bringing the Ocean’s Midnight Zone Into the Light

The Monterey Bay Aquarium has learned how to raise the deepest sea life to the surface and keep it alive for display.

#animal-behavior, #animals, #aquariums, #california, #california-academy-of-sciences, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #monterey-bay-calif, #monterey-bay-aquarium, #monterey-bay-aquarium-research-institute, #oceans-and-seas, #submarines-and-submersibles, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

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Sometimes Food Fights Back

When a species of microalgae gets inside a zooplankton that feeds on it, it smothers the grazer’s eggs and disrupts reproduction.

#algae, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #research, #royal-society-open-science-journal, #your-feed-science

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A New Ship’s Mission: Let the Deep Sea Be Seen

A giant new vessel, OceanXplorer, seeks to unveil the secrets of the abyss for a global audience.

#bridgewater-associates, #cameron-james, #dalio-raymond-1949, #diving-and-divers, #documentary-films-and-programs, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #oceans-and-seas, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #robots-and-robotics, #science-and-technology, #ships-and-shipping, #your-feed-science

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When the Otters Vanished, Everything Else Started to Crumble

Against the backdrop of climate change, the delicate underwater ecology of Alaska’s Aleutian Islands is hurting from declines in otters.

#alaska, #aleutian-islands, #algae, #carbon-dioxide, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #otters-animals, #reefs, #research, #science-journal, #sea-urchins, #seaweed, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

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When These Sea Anemones Eat, It Goes Straight to Their Arms

They’re the first animals known to turn food into extra limbs.

#arms, #evolution-biology, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #nature-communications-journal, #research, #sea-anemones, #tentacles, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

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You Can’t Escape Lice, Even 6,500 Feet Below the Ocean

A species of insect tags along with elephant seals as they spend months at sea, enduring the crushing pressure changes of the mammals’ dives.

#antarctic-regions, #argentina, #diving-and-divers, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #insects, #journal-of-experimental-biology, #lice, #marine-biology, #oceans-and-seas, #research, #seals-animals-and-sealing, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

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New Conditions on Alaskan Mine Could Delay Vast Project That Donald Trump Jr. Opposes

The Army Corps of Engineers will impose new mitigation conditions on the developers of the proposed Pebble Mine, potentially pushing approval past the election.

#alaska, #army-corps-of-engineers, #ayers-nick-1982, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #fishing-commercial, #mines-and-mining, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Why Some Tropical Fish Are Gettin’ Squiggly With It

On occasion, different species of angelfish produce hybrid offspring even more colorful than the parents.

#coral, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #reefs, #reproduction-biological, #research, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

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‘The Fish Rots From the Head’: How a Salmon Crisis Stoked Russian Protests

Plentiful salmon used to be one of the few perks for residents of Russia’s Far East. Then the fish vanished, and many local residents blamed President Putin.

#amur-river, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #fishing-commercial, #furgal-sergei-i, #khabarovsk-russia, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #salmon, #world-wildlife-fund

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It’s Always the Summer of the Shark

Even during a pandemic, we cannot get the white shark out of our minds. Despite the rare attack, experts say humans have little to fear.

#animal-behavior, #beaches, #benchley-peter, #california, #california-state-university-long-beach, #cape-cod-mass, #capuzzo-michael, #conservation-of-resources, #east-coast-us, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #sharks, #surfing, #swimming

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The Dangers of Mining the Deep Ocean

The growing push to mine the seabed threatens the vast and rich ecosystem between the surface and the seafloor.

#fish-and-other-marine-life, #fishing-commercial, #international-seabed-authority, #mines-and-mining, #oceans-and-seas, #water-pollution

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Dolphins Have Hidden Fingers. So Do Seals. These Sea Creatures Did Not.

A recent analysis of the flippers of living and extinct marine animals shows the enduring power of “baby mittens.”

#biology-letters-journal, #crocodiles, #dolphins-and-porpoises, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #evolution-biology, #fingers, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #paleontology, #penguins, #reptiles, #research, #sea-lions, #seals-animals-and-sealing, #whales-and-whaling, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

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The Male Anglerfish’s Evolutionary Solution to Female Rejection

Commingling tissues and blood would normally prompt a massive immune response. These deep sea lovers found a workaround.

#biology-and-biochemistry, #evolution-biology, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #genetics-and-heredity, #immune-system, #reproduction-biological, #research, #science-journal, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

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Swimmer in Maine Is Killed by Great White Shark in Rare Attack

A 63-year-old woman died in the state’s first recorded fatal shark attack, the authorities said. Sharks rarely attack humans but are following seals, their natural prey, north, experts say.

#fish-and-other-marine-life, #international-shark-attack-file, #maine, #marine-resources-department-maine, #sharks

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These Microbes May Have Survived 100 Million Years Beneath the Seafloor

Rescued from their cold, cramped and nutrient-poor homes, the bacteria awoke in the lab and grew.

#bacteria, #extraterrestrial-life, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #geology, #microbiology, #nature-communications-journal, #oceans-and-seas, #pacific-ocean, #research, #your-feed-science

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Gold vs. Salmon: Battle Over an Alaskan Mine

The Pebble Mine could be worth billions. It could also put a lucrative fishing industry at risk.

#alaska, #environment, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #fishing-commercial, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #hazardous-and-toxic-substances, #lakes, #mines-and-mining, #pipelines, #salmon, #water-pollution

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How Ultra-Black Fish Disappear in the Deepest Seas

Researchers have found fish that absorb more than 99.9 percent of the light that hits their skin.

#animals, #biology-and-biochemistry, #color, #current-biology-journal, #evolution-biology, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #research, #your-feed-animals

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Scientists Accidentally Bred the Fish Version of a Liger

American paddlefish and Russian sturgeon were not supposed to be able to create hybrid offspring. Surprise!

#conservation-of-resources, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #genes-journal, #hungary, #reproduction-biological, #research, #sturgeon-fish, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

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This Ancient Sea Creature Builds Its Body With a Whisper, Not a Scream

Unlike vertebrate embryo cells, which signal to each other over long distances, sea squirt embryo cells talk only to those they’re closest to.

#animals, #biology-and-biochemistry, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #reproduction-biological, #research, #science-journal, #sea-squirts

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Northern Right Whales Are on the Brink, and Trump Could Be Their Last Hope

The species was declared critically endangered on Thursday, with fewer than 450 left.

#endangered-and-extinct-species, #environment, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #fishing-commercial, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #lobsters, #whales-and-whaling

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Come to the Beach but Beware of Sharks, Cape Cod Officials Say

Visitors are being urged to be wary of sharks this July 4 weekend while remaining vigilant about slowing the spread of the coronavirus.

#animal-behavior, #atlantic-ocean, #beaches, #cape-cod-mass, #cape-cod-national-seashore, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #sharks

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The Great Wonders Beyond the Great Reef

A recent expedition to the inky depths of the Coral Sea revealed an unknown world of creatures and geologic features.

#coral, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #great-barrier-reef-australia, #maps, #reefs, #schmidt-eric-e, #submarines-and-submersibles, #your-feed-science

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See How Dolphins Learn This Eating Trick

A behavior called shelling is learned from peers, unlike other feeding strategies that are passed from mother to calf.

#animal-behavior, #australia, #current-biology-journal, #dolphins-and-porpoises, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #research, #your-feed-science

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Happy Father’s Day to All the Fish Dads Underwater

Paternal care has evolved dozens of times in aquatic life, and is more common than maternal or combined parenting.

#animal-behavior, #benun-sutton-frieda, #evolution, #evolution-biology, #fathers-day, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #genetics-and-heredity, #parenting, #research, #wilson-anthony, #your-feed-science

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Life Hatched From Soft Eggs, Some a Foot Long, in Dinosaur Era

A football-size egg from Antarctica and baby dinosaurs from Mongolia and Argentina shine new light on ancient reptile reproduction.

#dinosaurs, #eggs, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #fabbri-matteo, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #fossils, #legendre-lucas, #nature-journal, #norell-mark-a, #paleontology, #reptiles, #research, #wiemann-jasmina, #your-feed-science

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The Sea’s Weirdest Creatures, Now in ‘Staggering’ Detail

With a new laser-scanning tool, marine biologists are getting a fine-comb look at some of the gloopiest and most mysterious organisms in the ocean.

#fish-and-other-marine-life, #laser-light-amplification-by-stimulated-emission-of-radiation, #monterey-bay-calif, #monterey-bay-aquarium-research-institute, #nature-journal, #oceans-and-seas, #robison-bruce-h, #your-feed-science

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Managing the Majestic Jumbo Flying Squid

Warming waters attributed to climate change help fill people’s pockets and dinner plates.

#fish-and-other-marine-life, #fish-farming, #fishing-commercial, #global-warming, #oceans-and-seas, #squid

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John E. Randall, Ichthyologist Extraordinaire, Dies at 95

He swam the world’s oceans, identified hundreds of new fish species and named 834 of them.

#bishop-bernice-pauahi-museum, #deaths-obituaries, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #oceans-and-seas, #randall-john-e-jr-1924-2020, #research

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‘More Blue’: An Artwork Shows the Sea Changing During Lockdown

A data-driven media installation, created to reflect marine conditions around the world, has altered with the slowing human activity.

#art, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #ocean-space-venice-italy, #oceans-and-seas, #palmesino-john, #ronnskog-ann-sofi, #venice-italy

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Why a ‘Strange and Nerdy’ Book About Eels Is Making Waves

Patrik Svensson mixed natural history with memoir for his debut, which has become a surprise best seller and award winner in his native Sweden.

#books-and-literature, #eels, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #malmo-sweden, #sargasso-sea, #svensson-patrik-1972, #sweden, #the-book-of-eels-our-enduring-fascination-with-the-most-mysterious-creature-in-the-natural-world-book, #writing-and-writers

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Mother Sea Turtles Might Be Sneakier Than They Look

The large reptiles make decoy nests to distract predators during an oft-ignored behavior following their egg laying, researchers say.

#beaches, #burns-thomas-researcher, #caribbean-area, #eggs, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #kennedy-malcolm-researcher, #reproduction-biological, #research, #royal-society-open-science-journal, #sand-and-gravel, #turtles-and-tortoises, #your-feed-science

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The Sound of One Shrimp Snapping

How climate change is altering nature’s sonic landscape.

#animal-behavior, #animals, #australia, #birds, #drought, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #frogs, #global-warming, #krause-bernie, #nagelkerken-ivan, #oceans-and-seas, #puerto-rico, #reproduction-biological, #spring-season, #summer-season, #weather, #whales-and-whaling, #your-feed-science

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