News tagged with aquatic environment

Carbon-consuming life-forms in Antarctica

Lake Bonney in Antarctica is perennially covered in ice. It is exposed to severe environmental stresses, including minimal nutrients, low temperatures, extreme shade, and, during the winter, 24-hour darkness. ...

Apr 23, 2012
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First freshwater mosasaur discovered

A new mosasaur species discovered in Hungary is the first known example of this group of scaled reptiles to have lived in freshwater river environments similar to modern freshwater dolphins, according to ...

Dec 19, 2012
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Noise distracts fish from their dinner

Using underwater speakers to play noise at levels similar to those produced by recreational speedboats, the researchers found that three-spined sticklebacks exposed to even brief noise playback made more foraging mistakes ...

Feb 28, 2011
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Can a tropical water flea invade European lakes?

Daphnia is a genus of small, planktonic crustaceans, commonly called 'water fleas' because of their jumpy swimming style and their size (between 0.2 and 5 mm). They live in various aquatic environments, ranging from acidic swamps to freshwater lakes, ponds, streams ...

Mar 19, 2013
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Researcher explores whether fish feel pain

(PhysOrg.com) -- Do fish feel pain? Victoria Braithwaite, Penn State professor of fisheries and biology, has spent decades studying that question. In her recently published book, "Do Fish Feel Pain?" she examines whether ...

Nov 16, 2010
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Spotlight on sustainable highland aquatic resources

Ensuring sustainable water and secure food resources will help protect the planet as it faces climate change, provide economic benefits for poor communities, and produce more food per unit of agricultural ...

Jul 03, 2013
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Amphibians as environmental omen disputed

Amphibians, for years considered a leading indicator of environmental degradation, are not uniquely susceptible to pollution, according to a meta-analysis to be published in Ecology Letters.

Nov 11, 2009
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