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Alien species play havoc with fish

Researchers in Italy suggest that one of the main limits of spatially explicit forms of marine conservation, such as Marine Protected Areas (MPAs), is that they cannot protect areas from major threats, including ...

dateJul 20, 2012 in Ecology
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New paints prevent fouling of ships' hulls

The colonisation of hulls by algae, barnacles, mussels and other organisms is a major problem for both pleasure boats and merchant tonnage. In a joint project, researchers at the University of Gothenburg and ...

dateJun 11, 2012 in Other
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Fighting ecological invaders efficiently

Siemens is using a special water-treatment technique to make ship traffic more environmentally friendly. By disinfecting the ballast water in ships, a system named Sicure protects marine environments from ...

dateMay 11, 2012 in Engineering
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US tiger shrimp sightings worry scientists

(AP) -- A big increase in reports of Asian tiger shrimp along the U.S. Southeast coast and in the Gulf of Mexico has federal biologists worried the species is encroaching on native species' territory.

dateApr 27, 2012 in Ecology
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