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Corals have evolved four lifestyles, study says

(Phys.org)—A new study by Simon Fraser University researchers will help scientists better understand and manage coral reef diversity by simplifying how to categorize coral species based on aspects of growth and reproduction.

dateSep 28, 2012 in Ecology
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EU fish discard ban agreed -- for 2019

After 20 hours of talks into the early hours Wednesday, Europe's fisheries ministers finally struck a compromise deal to save the oceans from overfishing -- but failed to satisfy environmentalists.

dateJun 13, 2012 in Ecology
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Finding an alternative to feeding fish fish

Scientists at the University are developing a new plant-based product that could replace fishmeal, reducing the need for farmers to feed fish to other fish at a time when more than 90% of EU waters are at risk from overfishing.

dateMay 15, 2012 in Ecology
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A sea of challenges for the Mediterranean Sea

Cradle of great ancient civilizations, superhighway for trade and transport, treasure-trove of biodiversity, the Mediterranean -- the world's best known sea -- faces a sea of challenges in the 21st century, including climate ...

dateApr 11, 2012 in Environment
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Law that regulates shark fishery is too liberal: study

Shark fins are worth more than other parts of the shark and are often removed from the body, which gets thrown back into the sea. To curtail this wasteful practice, many countries allow the fins to be landed detached from ...

dateMar 02, 2012 in Ecology
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