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New research shows sharks use their noses and bodies to locate smells

...primarily in the dark hunting for crabs, lobsters, shrimp and small fish, their reliance on information from their lateral line is essential. The results are interesting for our understanding of animal navigation under water and for the development of guidance of autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs)"...

Smithsonian scientists discover new marine species in eastern Pacific

...hink that the larvae of Hymenocera picta, a little shrimp we collected on Isla Seca, can survive a journey of more than 3,000 miles from the Indo-Pacific to the coast of Panama is mind blowing!" said Darryl Felder from the University of Louisiana. Felder will use samples collected on this expedition as par...

Saving endangered whales at no cost

... of fishing industries around the world--including shrimp and tuna longline industries that expend much more effort than needed to obtain optimal yields, while threatening turtles and non-targeted fish, including shark species, as bycatch....

Non-GMO solution to seafood allergies

...lled allergens. They took blood from patients with shrimp allergies, added samples of treated and untreated prawn, and measured how antibodies in the blood reacted. They found that levels of ‘Pen a 1? one of the major allergens, decreased 20-fold after treatment (Journal of the Science of Food and Agricultu...

US conservation efforts bring more marine turtles to UK

...h the increasing use of turtle excluder devices in shrimp nets in US and Mexican waters. Both species occurred in western parts of the UK and France, including a number of sightings off the coasts of North-West Scotland, Wales, Devon and Cornwall. The decline of sea turtles has led to a global protection...

Small, smaller, smallest -- The plight of the vaquita

..., medium- and small-mesh gillnets set for fish and shrimp entangle and kill vaquitas far too frequently. The best available quantitative estimate of bycatch refers to only one of the three main fishing ports: 39 vaquitas/yr (95% CI: 14, 93). Current population size could well be around 400 animals. If the ...

For Pacific white shrimp, gender matters when competing for food

...ld Aquaculture Society suggests that, while larger shrimp consistently win over smaller shrimp of the same gender when competing for food, male shrimp will almost always beat female shrimp ?even ...

What animals can tell us about hemorrhage, organ transplants and aging

... blood volume and survive at least 10 hours? Brine shrimp can lie on the shore like brittle skeletons, but snap back to life when placed in water? Naked mole rats can live for 28 years but their mice cousins live only three? Birds live longer than their ultra-high metabolic rates would predict? Matthew T...

New research finds surveys of larval-stage organisms effective for measuring marine biodiversity

...study, which focused on coral reef-dwelling mantis shrimp (stomatopods), is the first to compare larval stag...The comparisons revealed numerous new varieties of shrimp that are completely unknown in their adult forms. "Our results show that biodiversity in mantis sh...

Sociality of sweat bees evolved simultaneously during climate change

..., termites, many wasps as well as certain kinds of shrimp and the naked mole rat. Danforth's study, to be published in a forthcoming issue of the Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Series B, Biological Sciences, used both fossils as well as more than 2,300 base pairs of DNA sequences from three g...

Cattle grazing may help rather than hurt endangered species

...ertently, degrade the vernal pool habitat of fairy shrimp and tiger salamanders. Cattle grazing influences ...ese impacts, potentially, leaving endangered fairy shrimp and tiger salamanders without enough time to mature before their temporary aquatic environments disa...

Deep treasure to be found in Oculina Bank

... on the planet besides off Florida. Fishing for shrimp and scallops has damaged a large portion of the concentrated coral areas of these reefs over the past three decades. However, the remaining healthy reefs still support dense and diverse populations of more than 70 fish species and are critical breedi...

Stem Cells to Solve the Blood Shortage Problem?

...groves, and the conversion of mangrove habitats to shrimp farms in other areas, into even starker perspective. The authors highlight the urgent need for a union between management-driven research (research that specifically focuses on environmental aspects that need to be managed) and research-driven manag...

Could better mangrove habitats have spared lives in the 2004 tsunami?

...groves, and the conversion of mangrove habitats to shrimp farms in other areas, into even starker perspective. The authors highlight the urgent need for a union between management-driven research (research that specifically focuses on environmental aspects that need to be managed) and research-driven manag...

Hydrogen and methane provide raw energy for life at 'Lost City'

...Missing from Lost City are the tubeworms, abundant shrimp and other readily observed organisms that heavily blanket some black smokers. The high diversity revealed itself only after a 2003 expedition when the biology team led by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution's Timothy Shank analyzed water samples "va...

Oceans more vulnerable to agricultural runoff than previously thought, study finds

...t a local scale, which could be devastating to the shrimp and shellfish industries," Matson said. "Shrimp fisheries are very important economically, and they're already under a lot of stress from overfishing and aquaculture. It is possible that agricultural runoff could cause additional stress if it does le...

Solutions that reduce death of marine life reeled in by International Smart Gear Competition

... their invention to reduce the bycatch of juvenile shrimp and fish in shrimp trawls. Trawl fishermen in India and other tropical fisheries depend on both finfish catches and shr...

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