Archive for February, 2015

Warming Arctic Increases Mixing of Pacific and Atlantic Fish

Written by on February 27, 2015 in Marine Life, Physical Oceanography
Warming Arctic Increases Mixing of Pacific and Atlantic Fish

Mixing of Pacific and Atlantic fish due to climate change will affect food webs that have been established for millions of years and impact biodiversity in both regions.

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The Case For Offshore Wind Farms

Written by on February 25, 2015 in Other News
The Case For Offshore Wind Farms

Now that legislation authorizing the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline was vetoed, let’s take a look at an environmentally-friendly energy alternative: offshore wind power.

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Biomagnification of Paper Mill Effluent Chemicals

Written by on February 23, 2015 in Other News
Biomagnification of Paper Mill Effluent Chemicals

Paper mills can add highly concentrated chemicals — many of which are known to be toxic to animals and humans — directly to the surrounding environments.

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Handheld Sensor Identifies Seafood Fraud

Written by on February 20, 2015 in Fish, Technology
Handheld Sensor Identifies Seafood Fraud

University of South Florida (USF) scientists have developed a handheld sensor that can detect seafood fraud.

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Great Whites Mature Much Later Than We Thought

Written by on February 18, 2015 in Marine Life, Sharks
Great Whites Mature Much Later Than We Thought

A new study reveals that great white sharks (Carcharodon carcharias) grow more slowly and mature much later than we thought.

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Competition Helps Sustainable Seafood Businesses Increase Their Impact

Written by on February 16, 2015 in Fish, Other News
Competition Helps Sustainable Seafood Businesses Increase Their Impact

Fish 2.0 is a business competition that promotes sustainable fishing and aquaculture practices by connecting seafood-related businesses with potential investors

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Green Boating: The Present and the Future (Opinion)

Written by on February 12, 2015 in Other News
Green Boating: The Present and the Future (Opinion)

Boating is a notorious hobby for the way it squanders diesel and spreads chemicals into the water. Green boating, however, leaves a minimal trace on the environment.

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Analyzing the Effects of Paper Mill Discharge

Written by on February 9, 2015 in Other News
Analyzing the Effects of Paper Mill Discharge

In past years the International Paper Mill of Georgetown, South Carolina has come under fire for supposed pollution of the local Sampit River.

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Science and Industry: Partners at Sea

Written by on February 6, 2015 in Editor's Choice, Fish, Other News
Science and Industry: Partners at Sea

Collaboration with industry is vital in tuna science, and for bigeye tuna in the western and central Pacific, it may be the key to ending the stock’s overfishing.

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Baleen Whales’ Bones Help Them Hear

Written by on February 4, 2015 in Marine Life, Whales & Dolphins
Baleen Whales’ Bones Help Them Hear

Researchers recently discovered that whales can actually hear through their bones.

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