Marine Biology
Monday 27 April, 2015

Sea Slug takes Genes from the Algae it Eats to synthesize food like a plant

The rich green color of the photosynthesizing sea slug, Elysia chlorotica, helps to camouflage it on the ocean floor.  Image credit: Patrick Krug

How a brilliant-green sea slug manages to live for months at a time “feeding” on sunlight, like a plant  More...

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By BioNews On Sunday, February 1st, 2015
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Nearly 25% of the world’s marine life in danger of extinction

Overfishing, pollution, climate change and destruction of habitats like coral reefs are all putting our seas in trouble  More...

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory's new injectable acoustic fish-tracking tag is so small it can be inserted into a fish with a syringe. The new tag is three times lighter than earlier versions, making it safer for fish and able to more accurately record fish passage through dams. Image credit:
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By BioNews On Friday, January 30th, 2015
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A new injectable device to track fish easily, quickly and safely

Fish no longer need to go under the knife to help researchers understand exactly how they swim through hydroelectric dams, thanks to a new injectable tracking device.   More...

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By BioNews On Friday, January 30th, 2015
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Genes decide colour diversity in coral reefs

Scientists from the University of Southampton have discovered the genetic basis which allows corals to produce their stunning range of colours.  More...

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By BioNews On Friday, January 30th, 2015
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Whales can hear through their bones

Using computer simulation of a fin whale head, scientists have discovered that the skulls of at least some baleen whales have acoustic properties  More...

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By BioNews On Thursday, January 29th, 2015
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Scientists ‘hunt’ singing blue whales and humpbacks

Researchers from New Zealand and Australia are undertaking a six-week research initiative in the Southern Ocean on areas of importance to humpback and blue whales and Antarctic toothfish.  More...

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By BioNews On Monday, January 19th, 2015
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Marine wild life about to collapse in 100 years: Study

The collapse of wildlife on land due to human activity is about to recur in the sea in the next 100 years, a consortium of scientists has found.  More...

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By BioNews On Sunday, January 18th, 2015
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Sea turtles use magnetic fields to find their birth place

Adult sea turtles find their way back to the beaches where they hatched by seeking out unique magnetic signatures  More...

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By IANS On Saturday, January 17th, 2015
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Irregular heart beat detected in marine mammals

Scientists have detected high frequency of heart arrhythmias or irregular heart beats in bottlenose dolphins and Weddell  More...

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By BioNews On Thursday, January 15th, 2015
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Captive breeding alters snail behaviour

Researchers have discovered that rearing snails in the laboratory can cause important changes in their behaviour.  More...