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Fish More Likely to Become Prey When Boats are Close

Fish More Likely to Become Prey When Boats are Close

Written by on February 8, 2016 in Fish, Marine Life

New research shows that fish are captured by predators far more often when boats are close.

Nurse Sharks’ “Sluggish Lifestyle” Works Well

Nurse Sharks’ “Sluggish Lifestyle” Works Well

Written by on February 5, 2016 in Marine Life, Sharks

“With their low metabolic rate, nurse sharks are pretty lazy — but the interesting thing is that this can be a very successful strategy.”

Sharks at Risk of Being Overfished in “Oceanic Hotspots”

Sharks at Risk of Being Overfished in “Oceanic Hotspots”

Written by on February 3, 2016 in Marine Life, Sharks

A new study found that many commercial fishing vessels target shark hotspots in the North Atlantic, putting sharks at risk of overfishing in these locations.

Technology

SharkCam Offers New Insights into Shark Behavior

SharkCam Offers New Insights into Shark Behavior

Written by on January 29, 2016 in Sharks, Technology

Underwater camera provides researchers with the first observations of great white shark predatory behavior beneath the surface.

Chemical Dispersants vs Oil-Degrading Microorganisms

Chemical Dispersants vs Oil-Degrading Microorganisms

Written by on November 20, 2015 in Technology

A new study found that chemical dispersants often used in oil spill cleanups can actually inhibit the microorganisms that naturally degrade oil.

Cleaning Up the Ocean: Oranges to Combat Mercury

Cleaning Up the Ocean: Oranges to Combat Mercury

Written by on October 28, 2015 in Technology

Recently, it was announced that a polymer derived from orange peels could potentially “suck up” mercury in the ocean.

Policy & Ocean Law

Fish Farming to Expand in U.S.

Fish Farming to Expand in U.S.

Written by on January 25, 2016 in Fish, Policy & Ocean Law

A new rule will expand aquaculture (fish farming) opportunities in the open ocean in an effort to meet the growing demand for seafood.

“Dynamic Closures” Reduce Bycatch, Save Money

“Dynamic Closures” Reduce Bycatch, Save Money

Written by on January 20, 2016 in Fish, Policy & Ocean Law

A new study from Duke University shows that “dynamic closures” of certain fishing areas are an effective tool for reducing bycatch with minimal economic impact on fishermen.

Knowledge Exchange with the World’s Tuna Fishers

Knowledge Exchange with the World’s Tuna Fishers

Written by on January 18, 2016 in Fish, Policy & Ocean Law

From Mazatlán to Busan, reflecting on another round of workshops with the global purse seine fleet

Other

Rising Sea Level and Scientists: Empowering the Local Community through Citizen Science

Rising Sea Level and Scientists: Empowering the Local Community through Citizen Science

Written by on January 27, 2016 in Other News

To better keep track of natural hazards, researchers are asking the public for help collecting data by taking pictures.

Fish Need Large, Permanent MPAs

Fish Need Large, Permanent MPAs

Written by on January 7, 2016 in Fish, Other News

A new study revealed that large, permanent marine protected areas (MPAs) are critical to the recovery and conservation of old fish.

Top 10 Articles From 2015

Top 10 Articles From 2015

Written by on December 24, 2015 in Other News

It’s that time of year again! Here’s a look back at the 10 most popular posts from 2015. Happy Holidays from MST!

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