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Angela Messina | Oct 30, 2014 1:29 PM
The environmental advocacy group Oceana released a report on Thursday about the widespread mislabeling of shrimp sold in U.S. restaurants and grocery stores. Based on DNA analysis, they found that 35 percent were mislabeled either by species or by type (farmed vs. wild caught).
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Joseph Tepper | Oct 30, 2014 6:00 AM
Proceeds from the sale of Shark Angels 2015 Calendar fund the organization’s conservation efforts.
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Ian Seldrup | Oct 30, 2014 4:00 AM
NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service has issued regulations that allow longline fishermen based in Hawaii to continue fishing for bigeye tuna beyond the cap allowed for the U.S., ignoring international agreements.
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Angela Messina | Oct 28, 2014 12:09 PM
Scientists have come up with what they say is the best estimate so far of the date that the giant megalodon shark went extinct. This date also coincides with when baleen whales began to grow to their current giant size, prompting scientists to wonder if the megalodon’s extinction allowed them to evolve in size unchecked.
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Angela Messina | Oct 27, 2014 7:30 PM
Scientists often refer to the earliest stages of a loggerhead turtle’s life as the “lost years,” because of how difficult it is to tag and collect data on the growing animals. New research has shed some light on the first few hours of a loggerhead’s seaborn life and was collected using tiny tags (mini-pingers) affixed to the animals’ undersides.
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Angela Messina | Oct 23, 2014 12:17 PM
Two scientists from the University of Greenwich have won a £5,000 prize to pursue their plans to break down the invasive Japanese wireweed (Sargassum muticum) into compounds that can be used in medicine.
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Ian Seldrup | Oct 15, 2014 5:45 AM
According to a new report from the Union of Concerned Scientists, tidal flooding, driven by sea level rise, will dramatically impact U.S. East and Gulf Coast communities over the coming decades.
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Ian Seldrup | Oct 15, 2014 5:00 AM
Researchers from the University of British Columbia have concluded that rising ocean temperatures will force fish towards the poles over the coming decades, with large numbers of fish disappearing from the tropics altogether by 2015.
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Angela Messina | Oct 13, 2014 7:15 PM
In a recent study published in the Journal of Applied Ecology, scientists warn that the U.K.’s waterways are on the brink of a full-on invasion of invasive species from Turkey and Ukraine. In addition to crowding out indigenous species, an invasion of this scale would also have a sizeable economic impact.
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Joseph Tepper | Oct 13, 2014 11:55 AM
Company designing submarine residences for 2045
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