News tagged with aquatic environment

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 ...

dateDec 19, 2012 in Archaeology & Fossils
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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 ...

dateFeb 28, 2011 in Ecology
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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 ...

dateMar 19, 2013 in Ecology
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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 ...

dateNov 16, 2010 in Plants & Animals
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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 ...

dateJul 03, 2013 in Ecology
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