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Double jeopardy: Tuna and billfish

A new study by top global fisheries experts presents an alarming assessment of several economically important fish populations. The analysis of 61 species of "scombrids," which include tunas, bonitos, mackerels ...

dateJul 25, 2011 in Ecology
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Conservation dollars and sense

Shark populations over the last 50 years have decreased dramatically. From habitat degradation to overfishing and finning, human activities have affected their populations and made certain species all but ...

dateJun 27, 2011 in Ecology
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Researchers create a smaller, flexible LED

University of Miami professor at the College of Engineering, Jizhou Song, has helped design an light-emitting diode (LED) light that uses an array of LEDs 100 times smaller than conventional LEDs. The new device has flexibility, ...

dateJun 20, 2011 in Engineering
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To bluff, or not to bluff? That is the question

Economist Christopher Cotton from the University of Miami (UM), uses game theory to explore two of the most famous military bluffs in history. The findings are published in the current issue of the Journal of Peace Research.

dateMay 23, 2011 in Social Sciences
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Huge ocean 'Frisbees' spin off Brazil's coast

As the North Brazil Current (NBC) moves northward along the northeastern coast of Brazil, it draws water from the South Equatorial Current and the freshwater outflow from the Amazon River, providing a source for warm, nutrient-rich ...

dateMar 21, 2011 in Earth Sciences
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One fish, two fish ... reef fish

Marine biologists have solved a conundrum that has stumped them for years – how to count reef fish. It may sound simple, but the task is actually complex and critical in helping to evaluate the state ...

dateMar 21, 2011 in Environment
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