News tagged with marine animal

Migrating animals' pee affects ocean chemistry

The largest migration on the planet is the movement of small animals from the surface of the open ocean, where they feed on plants under cover of darkness, to the sunless depths where they hide from predators during the day.

dateOct 09, 2014 in Earth Sciences
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Sunblock poses potential hazard to sea life

The sweet and salty aroma of sunscreen and seawater signals a relaxing trip to the shore. But scientists are now reporting that the idyllic beach vacation comes with an environmental hitch. When certain sunblock ingredients ...

dateAug 20, 2014 in Environment
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EU proposes complete ban on drift-net fishing

The European Union said Wednesday it wants a complete ban by 2015 on drift-net fishing, dubbed by environmentalists as 'walls of death' for killing other marine animals, especially dolphins.

dateMay 14, 2014 in Ecology
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Whales hear us more than we realize

Killer whales and other marine mammals likely hear sonar signals more than we've known. That's because commercially available sonar systems, which are designed to create signals beyond the range of hearing of such animals, ...

dateMay 01, 2014 in Plants & Animals
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