News tagged with marine ecosystems

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.

Feb 21, 2012
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Scientists predict where seabirds forage

Researchers have used information about seabird colonies and food availability to create a mathematical model which predicts where they forage for food during the breeding season.

Feb 07, 2012
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Cliffhanging corals avoid trawler damage

Bottom trawling fishing boats have devastated many cold water coral reefs along the margin of the North East Atlantic Ocean. Now, researchers have found large cold water coral colonies clinging to the vertical ...

Jan 20, 2012
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Marine predators in trouble: researchers

Iconic marine predators such as sharks, tunas, swordfish, and marlins are becoming increasingly rare under current fishing trends, say University of British Columbia researchers.

Dec 05, 2011
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Survey identifies sea turtle 'hitchhikers'

A recent survey documented the crustaceans, mollusks, algae and other marine organisms that make a home on the bodies Olive Ridley and green sea turtles living in the Pacific.

Nov 08, 2011
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