Marine biology - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Marine biology Researchers seek better ways to farm popular Pacific fish PORT ORCHARD, Wash. (AP) — The dark gray fish prized for its buttery flavor live deep in the ocean, so researchers keep their lab cold and dark to simulate ideal conditions for sablefish larvae. A biologist shines his dim red headlamp and uses an ultrasound to scan the belly of an anesthetized sablefish about the length of his forearm to tell if it's female and has eggs to c... Sun, 07 May 2017 18:33:00 GMT 2017-05-07T18:33:00Z Study: Whale and boat collisions may be more common PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A group of marine scientists says collisions of whales and boats off of the New England coast may be more common than previously thought. The scientists focused on the humpback whale population in the southern Gulf of Maine, a body of water off of Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine. They found that almost 15 percent of the whales, which come to New... Sun, 23 Apr 2017 14:21:00 GMT 2017-04-23T14:21:00Z APNewsBreak: Baby orca! Last killer whale born at SeaWorld MIAMI (AP) — The last orca has been born in captivity at a SeaWorld park in San Antonio, Texas, just over a year after the theme park decided to stop breeding orcas following animal rights protests and declining ticket sales. The Orlando-based company said the orca — the last in a generation of whales bred in confinement — was born Wednesday afternoon. Se... Thu, 20 Apr 2017 05:17:00 GMT 2017-04-20T05:17:00Z Experts: Ship may have hit endangered whale found dead BOURNE, Mass. (AP) — Researchers say preliminary findings show a North Atlantic right whale may have been struck by a ship before the animal was found dead in Massachusetts waters. Officials with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration say bruising consistent with blunt trauma could be evidence of a ship strike. North Atlant... Mon, 17 Apr 2017 16:21:00 GMT 2017-04-17T16:21:00Z California cuts abalone catch, eliminates 2 diving months SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California wildlife managers have reduced the season to dive for red abalone by two months and sharply cut the amount of the mollusks divers can catch this year because of concerns about declining populations. April and November have been removed from this year's fishing calendar for the mollusks, which usually runs April through June... Tue, 04 Apr 2017 00:41:00 GMT 2017-04-04T00:41:00Z Scientists: Cod population in New England drops 80 percent BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts scientists say they have reached the same conclusions as their federal counterparts in a study about the poor status of cod fish in the Gulf of Maine. The Boston Globe ( ) reports the scientists found the region's cod are at a historic low of about 80 percent less than the population from a decade ago. ... Mon, 03 Apr 2017 14:56:00 GMT 2017-04-03T14:56:00Z Japanese fleet returns from Antarctic hunt with 333 whales TOKYO (AP) — Japan's whaling fleet returned home Friday after killing 333 whales in the Antarctic, achieving its goal for the second year under a revised research whaling program. The Fisheries Agency said the five-ship fleet finished its four-month expedition without major interference from anti-whaling activists who have attempted to stop it in the past. ... Sat, 01 Apr 2017 03:30:00 GMT 2017-04-01T03:30:00Z 10 Things to Know for Thursday Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday: 1. TRUMP'S REVISED TRAVEL BAN PUT ON HOLD President Trump calls decision by a federal judge in Hawaii an 'unprecedented judicial overreach.' 2. DUTCH LEADER HOLDS OFF ANTI-ISLAM CHALLENGER IN ELECTIONS ... Thu, 16 Mar 2017 01:30:00 GMT 2017-03-16T01:30:00Z Scientists race to prevent wipeout of world's coral reefs SOUTH ARI ATOLL, Maldives (AP) — There were startling colors here just a year ago, a dazzling array of life beneath the waves. Now this Maldivian reef is dead, killed by the stress of rising ocean temperatures. What's left is a haunting expanse of gray, a scene repeated in reefs across the globe in what has fast become a full-blown ecological catastrophe. ... Tue, 14 Mar 2017 19:41:00 GMT 2017-03-14T19:41:00Z Rings in stomach could be key to telling lobsters' ages ORONO, Maine (AP) — Researchers are testing a technique they say could determine the age of lobsters. Lobsters can live to be more than 100 years old. Their ages are typically estimated based on size, as they shed their shells and grow larger as they get older. University of Maine research professor Rick Wahle and graduate student Carl ... Sun, 26 Feb 2017 17:54:00 GMT 2017-02-26T17:54:00Z Warm ocean water triggered vast seabird die-off, experts say ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A year after tens of thousands of common murres, an abundant North Pacific seabird, starved and washed ashore on beaches from California to Alaska, researchers have pinned the cause to unusually warm ocean temperatures that affected the tiny fish they eat. Elevated temperatures in seawater affected wildlife in a pair of major mari... Fri, 10 Feb 2017 17:21:00 GMT 2017-02-10T17:21:00Z Study says grass carp have invaded 3 of the Great Lakes TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Invasive grass carp have reached three of the Great Lakes and pose a significant environmental risk there, but time remains to prevent them from getting out of hand, according to a scientific analysis released Friday. The voracious grass carp is among four Asian carp species threatening to reach the world's largest surface fres... Sat, 28 Jan 2017 01:24:00 GMT 2017-01-28T01:24:00Z After financial setback, $305M Miami science museum rises MIAMI (AP) — A new $305 million science museum in Miami that officials say will be one of the nation's most sophisticated is on target to open in the spring, after surviving a financial setback that had threatened to derail the project. Adjacent to the city's spiffy new art museum along the Biscayne Bay waterfront, the Frost Science Museum features a 500,... Tue, 03 Jan 2017 20:15:00 GMT 2017-01-03T20:15:00Z Endangered Puget Sound orca found dead off Canadian coast SEATTLE (AP) — Scientists say an orca found dead off the coast of British Columbia belongs to the endangered population of killer whales that spend time in Washington state waters. Center for Whale Research scientist Ken Balcomb said Thursday that he and others have confirmed the whale was an 18-year-old male called J-34. They based the identification on photographs and its ... Thu, 22 Dec 2016 23:35:00 GMT 2016-12-22T23:35:00Z Scuba Santa feeds the fish this holiday season in California SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — 'Tis the season for Santa to take a scuba dive. As part of holiday festivities at the California Academy of Sciences, the fish are getting fed by a diver dressed as Santa Claus. The show known as "Scuba Santa" runs through Christmas Day. It takes place during the morning feed at the Philippine Coral Reef tank at the San Francisco museum. ... Sat, 17 Dec 2016 03:20:00 GMT 2016-12-17T03:20:00Z Great Barrier Reef sees record coral deaths this year CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Warming oceans this year have caused the largest die-off of corals ever recorded on Australia's Great Barrier Reef, scientists said Tuesday. The worst-affected area is a 700-kilometer (400-mile) swath in the north of the World Heritage-listed 2,300-kilometer (1,400-mile) chain of reefs off Australia's northeast coast, said the Australian Research C... 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