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A combination of elevated carbon dioxide levels and an increase in ocean water temperature, both of which are factors associated with climate change, has a significant impact on survival and development in certain Antarctic fish species, a new study has shown. Scientists at University of California Davis and San Francisco State University assessed the effects of near-future […]

A new study has revealed that Caribbean spiny lobsters have developed behaviours to reduce disease transmission, through creating ‘safe havens’ where they can avoid infected individuals. The study, co-authored by Associate Professor Don Behringer of the University of Florida, showed that the species uses a form of ‘behavioral immunity’ to prevent the spread of the PaV1 virus. […]

Species’ ranges are shifting globally in response to the warming climate and marine organisms that have large ranges are extending their territories further and faster in response, a new study suggests. The new research conducted by the University of Southampton and an international team of scientists has shown that, as expected, species that have large latitudinal ranges are able […]

A brief overview of salmon aquaculture The aquaculture of fish has a long history as a major source of food for humans, and has been practiced worldwide for centuries. Its origins are thought to be in Asia, with China being regarded as the ‘ancestral home of aquaculture’. While aquaculture in general, is still dominated by […]

A team of researchers exploring an active underwater volcano have captured footage of shark species (including a significantly rare species) living within the deep-sea crater. The researchers from the University of Rhode Island were dropping video cameras, bait, and lights – an instrument package called a drop-cam – into the deep ocean off the Solomon Islands as […]

A team of researchers from the University of Southampton have described a new species of Yeti Crab – discovered living in the hydrothermal vent systems of the East Scotia Ridge in the Southern Ocean, Antarctica. Yeti crabs belong to a group of squat lobsters, known as Kiwaidae (named after Kiwa the Polynesian goddess of shellfish), that thrive in […]

Two biology students from the University of Southern Denmark have stumbled upon the mechanism by which starfish remove foreign objects from their bodies –  via squeezing the objects along the length of their body cavities and out through the tips of their arms. The students, Frederik Ekholm Gaardsted Christensen and Trine Bottos Olsen, were originally assigned to tag common starfish (Asterias […]