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Fishing amplifies forage fish collapses

A new study shows for the first time that fishing likely worsens population collapses in species of forage fish, including herring, anchovies and sardines. Some of the largest fisheries in the world target these species, ...

dateApr 06, 2015 in Ecology
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To save the birds, look to the fish

Birds that dive for fish while wintering in the Salish Sea, located between British Columbia and Washington, are more likely to be in decline than nondiving birds with less specialized diets, according to a study led by the ...

dateOct 17, 2014 in Ecology
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Dolphin food habits distinguish genetic line

Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins that use sponges as hunting tools are eating different foods to those who do not and the unique behaviour could have shaped the genetic makeup of the population, according to two new studies ...

dateMay 08, 2014 in Plants & Animals
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Species matters in a noisy world

Fish exposed to increased noise levels consume less food and show more stress-related behaviour, according to new research from the University of Bristol and the University of Exeter. However, the way fish decreased their ...

dateMar 04, 2014 in Plants & Animals
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