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Ship noise makes crabs get crabby

A study published today in Biology Letters found that ship noise affects crab metabolism, with largest crabs faring worst, and found little evidence that crabs acclimatise to noise over time.

dateFeb 26, 2013 in Plants & Animals
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Google Earth reveals untold fish catches

Large fish traps in the Persian Gulf could be catching up to six times more fish than what's being officially reported, according to the first investigation of fish catches from space conducted by University of British Columbia ...

dateNov 26, 2013 in Ecology
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Sick Alaska seal shows possible spread of disease

(AP) -- Federal scientists said Wednesday that a nearly bald, lethargic seal recovered from the southeast Alaska coast showed the same symptoms of a disease that sickened ringed seals and Pacific walrus on the state's north ...

dateMar 08, 2012 in Ecology
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Shark rules need teeth, groups tell IUCN

The Wildlife Conservation Society and over 35 government agency and NGO partners participating in IUCN's World Conservation Congress this week are urging the world's governments to take urgent steps to save the world's sharks ...

dateSep 04, 2012 in Ecology
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Atlantic puffins in peril in US

The Atlantic puffin population is at risk in the United States, and there are signs the seabirds are in distress in other parts of the world.

dateJun 02, 2013 in Ecology
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