Archive for March, 2015

Cone Snails Develop Different Venom for Different Prey

Written by on March 30, 2015 in Marine Life
Cone Snails Develop Different Venom for Different Prey

Some predatory marine cone snails have developed several different kinds of venom in order to capture and paralyze a broad range of prey.

Continue Reading

Dottybacks: Changing Colors to Hunt or Hide

Written by on March 27, 2015 in Fish, Marine Life
Dottybacks: Changing Colors to Hunt or Hide

A new study reveals that a small predatory reef fish, the dottyback, can disguise itself as a harmless damselfish in order to sneak up on unsuspecting prey.

Continue Reading

How Do You Manage Pain in Injured Dolphins? (Video)

Written by on March 25, 2015 in Marine Life, Whales & Dolphins
How Do You Manage Pain in Injured Dolphins? (Video)

The first-ever study to examine how pain medication works in dolphins found that they only need one pill a week for effective pain relief.

Continue Reading

Toxic Effluents and the Effects on the Ecosystem

Written by on March 23, 2015 in Other News
Toxic Effluents and the Effects on the Ecosystem

Research was conducted by students at Coastal Carolina University to gain information on the effects of paper pulp kraft mill effluents in the aquatic environment.

Continue Reading

A Day to Celebrate Water

Written by on March 20, 2015 in Other News
A Day to Celebrate Water

From human health to energy security, water is a vital resource that is “at the core of sustainable development”.

Continue Reading

Rescuing a Different Kind of “Gentle Giant” (Video)

Written by on March 18, 2015 in Editor's Choice, Marine Life
Rescuing a Different Kind of “Gentle Giant” (Video)

They might not be the gentle giants you’re picturing, but these ecologically important animals need the attention.

Continue Reading

Norwegian Whale Meat Contains Harmful Pesticides

Written by on March 16, 2015 in Other News, Whales & Dolphins
Norwegian Whale Meat Contains Harmful Pesticides

Tests conducted by Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare revealed that whale meat shipped from Norway contains concerning levels of harmful pesticides.

Continue Reading

Giant Extinct Sea Creature Closes Evolutionary Gaps

Written by on March 13, 2015 in Marine Life
Giant Extinct Sea Creature Closes Evolutionary Gaps

Recently discovered fossils of a giant, extinct sea creature are providing scientists with key information about the early evolution of arthropods.

Continue Reading

Biologically Important Areas to “Reduce Adverse Impacts” on Cetaceans

Written by on March 11, 2015 in Policy & Ocean Law, Whales & Dolphins
Biologically Important Areas to “Reduce Adverse Impacts” on Cetaceans

Biologically Important Areas will make it easier for resource managers and decision makers to consider the impact that human activities could have on cetaceans.

Continue Reading

Pulp and Paper Mill Pollution Effects on Estuaries

Written by on March 9, 2015 in Other News
Pulp and Paper Mill Pollution Effects on Estuaries

Paper and pulp mill pollution is the third largest industrial polluter to air, water and land, thus a huge detriment to estuaries and their inhabitants.

Continue Reading

Top