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Marine algae show resilience to carbon dioxide emissions

Coccoliths grown under current and high CO2 levels

A type of marine algae could become bigger as increasing carbon dioxide emissions are absorbed Continue reading “Marine algae show resilience to carbon dioxide emissions” »  More...

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By BioNews On Sunday, October 21st, 2012
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Why the world’s biggest fish needs to swim near the surface

Whale sharks, the world’s biggest fish, can dive to chilly waters hundreds of metres deep but they need to return to the surface to warm up, according to a new study led by researchers from The University More...

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By BioNews On Sunday, October 7th, 2012
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Researchers find ‘killer solution’ for a reef killer

An Australia-based team of marine scientists has developed what Continue reading “Researchers find ‘killer solution’ for a reef killer” »  More...

By BioNews On Thursday, August 16th, 2012
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Global Oceans score 60 out of 100 in new health index

A team of international scientists, including fisheries researchers at the University of British Columbia undertook the first global quantitative assessment of ocean health and created a new Ocean Health Index Continue More...

By BioNews On Friday, July 13th, 2012
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Female fish prefer males with sex ornaments that look like foods

Male representatives of the tropical fish known as swordtail characins have flag-like sex ornaments that catch mates just like the bait on a fishing rod would, according to a new study Continue reading “Female More...

By BioNews On Sunday, June 24th, 2012
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Seagrass could help cut acidity level in water surrounding coral reefs

Seagrass could help reduce the acidity of water surrounding coral reefs, protecting them from erosion, scientists have found Continue reading “Seagrass could help cut acidity level in water surrounding coral More...

By BioNews On Saturday, June 23rd, 2012
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Slowest Greenland sharks `hunt sleeping seals`

Researchers have measured the speed of the ocean’s slowest shark – the Greenland sharks, which “cruise” at 0.34m per second that is less than 1mph and revealed that they hunt sleeping seals Continue reading More...

By BioNews On Tuesday, December 13th, 2011
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Fish may have started ‘walking’ underwater before land

Scientists have discovered that an African lungfish can use its scrawny limbs to ‘walk’, which redraws the evolutionary course of life on Earth from water to land Continue reading “Fish may have started More...

By BioNews On Tuesday, December 13th, 2011
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Toronto’s gay penguin pair now pursuing female partners

The famous pair of male African penguins in a Toronto Zoo, whose same-sex bond made worldwide headlines this fall Continue reading “Toronto’s gay penguin pair now pursuing female partners” »  More...

By BioNews On Thursday, October 20th, 2011
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Washing machines behind ocean ‘microplastic’ pollution

Household washing machines are a major source of so-called “microplastic” pollution — bits of polyester and acrylic smaller than the head of a pin littering ocean shorelines worldwide Continue reading “Washing More...