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Gifts from the sea

...lzheimer's disease, and kidney disease. Horseshoe crab (Limulus polyphemus): The horseshoe crab's compound eye and the (easily accessible) optic nerve that connects the eye to the brain are both relatively large, making this organism a great model for the study of vision. MBL scientists have also made s...

Leading scientists rank endangered dolphins, porpoises most in need of immediate action

...of resources are: * Irrawaddy dolphins in the crab net/trap fishery in Malampaya Sound, Philippines * Irrawaddy dolphins in gillnets in the Mekong, Mahakam and Ayeyarwady rivers and in Chilka and Songkhla lakes, Southeast Asia * Indo-Pacific humpback dolphins and Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolph...

Canada's first embryonic stem cell lines

...of resources are: * Irrawaddy dolphins in the crab net/trap fishery in Malampaya Sound, Philippines * Irrawaddy dolphins in gillnets in the Mekong, Mahakam and Ayeyarwady rivers and in Chilka and Songkhla lakes, Southeast Asia * Indo-Pacific humpback dolphins and Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolph...

Novel targets found for the development of drugs to complement, or replace, statins

...of resources are: * Irrawaddy dolphins in the crab net/trap fishery in Malampaya Sound, Philippines * Irrawaddy dolphins in gillnets in the Mekong, Mahakam and Ayeyarwady rivers and in Chilka and Songkhla lakes, Southeast Asia * Indo-Pacific humpback dolphins and Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolph...

Virulizin granted orphan drug status in Europe

...of resources are: * Irrawaddy dolphins in the crab net/trap fishery in Malampaya Sound, Philippines * Irrawaddy dolphins in gillnets in the Mekong, Mahakam and Ayeyarwady rivers and in Chilka and Songkhla lakes, Southeast Asia * Indo-Pacific humpback dolphins and Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolph...

Biologist Discovers What May Be World’s ‘Pickiest?Mates

... making a final selection. One particularly choosy crab visited 106 male burrows, fully entering 15 of the...ate their eggs, which later hatch and release tiny crab larvae that are quickly flushed from the estuary by high night tides. deRivera found that larger fe...

Horseshoe crab decline threatens shorebird species

...tops over in the Delaware Bay to feed on horseshoe crab eggs resulting from the largest spawning of horses...s it gorges itself almost exclusively on horseshoe crab eggs. The purpose of this feeding frenzy is to ensure that the shorebirds have enough energy to comp...

Exotic crab poised for widespread UK invasion

An exotic type of crab is spreading at an alarming rate throughout Britai...reak. The study authors predict that the mitten crab - so called because its claws are coated with small clumps of dark brown fur, or mittens - has the p...

The diversity of marine life in the Gulf of Maine region is much greater than previously thought

...ese include the European green crab, a small shore crab that is an efficient colonizer and predator. ...

Marine 'dead zone' off Oregon is spreading

...the Moclips River. Large numbers of dead Dungeness crab have been reported on the beach as far north as Kalaloch. Numerous species of bottom fish have been found dead on the beach south of the Quinault River in Washington. In Oregon, the most vulnerable area in recent years has been the central third of ...

Mussels evolve quickly to defend against invasive crabs

...ty of New Hampshire (UNH) have found that invasive crab species may precipitate evolutionary change in blu...s (Mytlius edulis) in the presence of two invasive crab species in New England, the Asian shore crab Hemigrapsus sanguineus and the green crab Carcinus maen...

Microbes compete with animals for food by making it stink

...er consumers than fresher meat, researchers baited crab traps with menhaden -- a fish typically used for b...d caught hundreds of stone crabs, as well as other crab species, fishes and snails. Many more animals were attracted to the freshly thawed bait than the...

Smithsonian scientists discover new marine species in eastern Pacific

...cies of ribbon worms that live and reproduce among crab eggs. These worms can be important pests of commercial species, but they are often overlooked because they are smaller than the eggs themselves. "All the tedious dissections and microscope preparations done on a rolling, vibrating ship have really pa...

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