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Kelp, other seaweed could provide biofuels in future

Scientists have found that aquatic biorefinery Kelp and other seaweed could be biofuels of the future, avoiding competition with food crops for land and scarce freshwater resources Continue reading “Kelp, other seaweed could provide biofuels in future” »  More...

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By BioNews On Thursday, July 14th, 2011
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Fish behaviour changes in front of onlookers

A close study of fish has shown that their behaviour with other fish gets influenced in the presence of Continue reading “Fish behaviour changes in front of onlookers” »  More...

By BioNews On Tuesday, July 5th, 2011
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Krill ‘could be vital in fertilizing Southern Ocean with iron’

A new research has revealed that a shrimp-like creature at the heart of the Antarctic food chain could be playing a key role in fertilizing the Southern Ocean with iron Continue reading “Krill ‘could be More...

By BioNews On Sunday, May 22nd, 2011
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Project ‘Squid Skin’ looks to decode cephalopods” skills at camouflage

Some marine animals known as coleoid cephalopods, which includes octopus, squid, and cuttlefish are wizards of camouflage. While these masters of disguise change their appearance based on visual cues Continue reading More...

By BioNews On Thursday, May 19th, 2011
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Octopuses found to be capable of complex limb movement

There is much more to octopuses than guessing the winner of a soccer championship. A recent study has revealed that the eight-legged creature can also show some pretty good moves Continue reading “Octopuses More...

By BioNews On Wednesday, May 18th, 2011
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Rising greenhouse gases ‘may lead to another mass extinction of marine life’

A new study has warned that the rapidly increasing levels of greenhouse gases in our oceans could lead to another mass extinction of marine life that happened during prehistoric times Continue reading “Rising More...

By BioNews On Tuesday, May 17th, 2011
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Study explores effectiveness of animal camouflage in visual space of predators

A team of researchers from MBL, West Point are one step closer to understanding how a colorblind animal adopts near-perfect camouflage in a variety of backgrounds Continue reading “Study explores effectiveness More...

By BioNews On Friday, May 13th, 2011
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Harbor seals ‘can sense the fattest fish using just their whiskers’

Hunting in the North Sea, harbour seals often encounter murky water that impedes their vision. So it is important that they have another method to chase their prey Continue reading “Harbor seals ‘can sense More...

By BioNews On Tuesday, May 10th, 2011
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Soon, talk to a dolphin via underwater translator!

Scientists have developed a new underwater translation software that could soon allow humans and dolphins to talk to each other Continue reading “Soon, talk to a dolphin via underwater translator!” »  More...

By BioNews On Saturday, May 7th, 2011
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Seawater offers clues on human disease, claims Indian-origin researcher

A study involving an Indian-origin researcher has demonstrated how seawater could shed light on human disease Continue reading “Seawater offers clues on human disease, claims Indian-origin researcher” More...