News tagged with food chains

Genome provides new weapon against sea lice

An international team of researchers has now sequenced nearly the entire genetic material of the sea louse. On 1 March the Institute of Marine Research gave the world open access to this research source, which ...

dateMay 29, 2012 in Biotechnology
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Sea lions fuel ocean life

Like whales, sea lions are contributing to marine ecosystems in the most fundamental way possible, research by a Flinders graduate has found.

dateMay 15, 2012 in Ecology
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Whole Foods to stop sale of unsustainable seafood

(AP) -- Whole Foods Market said Friday that it will stop selling fish caught from depleted waters or through ecologically damaging methods, a move that comes as supermarkets nationwide try to make their seafood ...

dateMar 30, 2012 in Ecology
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Loss of rare species can harm ecosystems

(PhysOrg.com) -- Here’s another reason to cheer for the little guy. A new study co-authored by Matthew Bracken, assistant professor of biology in Northeastern’s College of Science, has found that ...

dateMar 19, 2012 in Ecology
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New York eyes shark fin trade ban

A group of New York legislators on Tuesday unveiled a draft law banning trade in shark fins, saying the practice, which serves the market for Chinese shark fin soup, was decimating the ocean predators.

dateFeb 21, 2012 in Other
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