Archive for January, 2015

The Repercussions of a Growing Society on Fish

Written by on January 26, 2015 in Fish, Other News
The Repercussions of a Growing Society on Fish

The effect of discharge from paper mills has become increasingly more apparent, especially in the fish populations located nearby.

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Sustainable aquaculture in China? It could happen.

Written by on January 22, 2015 in Fish, Other News
Sustainable aquaculture in China? It could happen.

Farmed fish are fed fishmeal made from wild-caught fish. A new study offers a sustainable alternative: make fishmeal from the waste products of seafood processing plants.

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Happy Penguin Awareness Day!

Written by on January 20, 2015 in Marine Life, Penguins
Happy Penguin Awareness Day!

Penguins are so wonderful that they get two holidays every year. The first, held annually on January 20, is Penguin Awareness Day.

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Mass Die-Offs of Fish Are Increasing

Written by on January 16, 2015 in Fish, Marine Life
Mass Die-Offs of Fish Are Increasing

A new study shows that mass die-offs of fish, birds, and marine invertebrates have increased over the last 70 years.

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New Rule Bans Seafood Imports That Don’t Meet U.S. Marine Mammal Protection Standards

Written by on January 14, 2015 in Fish, Marine Life, Policy & Ocean Law
New Rule Bans Seafood Imports That Don’t Meet U.S. Marine Mammal Protection Standards

The federal government agreed to adopt new rules that ban the import of seafood to the U.S. if it doesn’t meet high standards for protecting whales and dolphins.

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Mill Effluents Potentially Increase Cancer

Written by on January 12, 2015 in Other News
Mill Effluents Potentially Increase Cancer

Known chemicals being released by International Paper are acetaldehyde and formaldehyde, which the EPA has classified as human carcinogens.

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Undergraduate Research Papers to be Published on MST

Written by on January 8, 2015 in Other News, Spotlight
Undergraduate Research Papers to be Published on MST

Last semester at Coastal Carolina University, Professor James Borton taught undergraduate marine science students the value of story in science writing.

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Supertrawlers Banned from Australia: Good News, But…

Written by on January 6, 2015 in Policy & Ocean Law
Supertrawlers Banned from Australia: Good News, But…

Last month, the federal government permanently banned supertrawlers (vessels longer than 130 meters) from Australian waters.

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Taking a Bite Out of Shark Mortality Rates

Written by on January 2, 2015 in Marine Life, Sharks, Technology
Taking a Bite Out of Shark Mortality Rates

Two recent articles propose shark management solutions to aid in reducing the alarming number of sharks killed every year by humans.

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