News tagged with ecological consequences

Hormone-mimicking chemicals cause inter-species mating

Hormone-mimicking chemicals released into rivers have been found to impact the mating choices of fish, a new study has revealed. The controversial chemical BPA, which emits oestrogen-like properties, was found to alter an ...

dateJul 11, 2012 in Ecology
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30% of fish stocks overexploited: UN agency

Almost 30 percent of fish stocks monitored by the UN's food agency are overexploited, undermining the crucial role sustainable fisheries play in providing food and jobs for millions, a report said Monday.

dateJul 09, 2012 in Ecology
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Fishy behaviour

A fish's personality may determine how it is captured. This association between personality difference and capture-technique could have significant evolutionary and ecological consequences for affected fish populations, as ...

dateOct 04, 2011 in Plants & Animals
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Mediterranean Sea invaded by alien species

More than 900 new alien species have been encountered in the coastal environments of the eastern Mediterranean Sea in recent decades, including the poisonous pufferfish. The invasion of alien species has had ...

dateMay 23, 2011 in Ecology
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