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Mystery of the flatfish head solved

Those delicious flatfishes, like halibut and sole, are also evolutionary puzzles. Their profoundly asymmetrical heads have one of the most unusual body plans among all backboned animals (vertebrates) but the ...

dateJun 25, 2012 in Archaeology & Fossils
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Global research centre on ocean acid launched

The UN nuclear agency announced on Monday the creation of a new centre in Monaco to help coordinate international efforts to research and combat the serious environmental problem of ocean acidification.

dateJun 18, 2012 in Environment
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Grazing snails rule the waves: marine study

(Phys.org) -- Coral reefs and seashores largely look the way they do because large fish and urchins eat most of the seaweed that might otherwise cover them, but a major new study has found that the greatest ...

dateMay 31, 2012 in Ecology
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A test of the senses in the search for a shoal mate

Ever had to find your friend in a crowd? Imagine at a festival your mate saying: "I'll be wearing a yellow t-shirt by the hotdog stall behind the jazz stage." Using this information, you could walk around listening out for ...

dateMar 08, 2012 in Ecology
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Tsunami debris floating across Pacific toward US

(AP) -- Refrigerators, TVs and other debris dragged into sea when a massive earthquake hit Japan last March, causing tsunamis as high as 130 feet to crash ashore, could show up in remote atolls north of Hawaii ...

dateFeb 28, 2012 in Environment
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Coral-eating sea star invaders turn out to be locals

Researchers at the Hawai'i Institute of Marine Biology (HIMB), the Joint Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research (JIMAR), organized research units in the University of Hawai'i at Manoa's School of Ocean and Earth Science ...

dateFeb 21, 2012 in Ecology
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Rich Asians threaten high-value fish: experts

The growing ranks of wealthy Asians and their increasing appetite for more expensive fish are threatening stocks, potentially causing wider environmental damage, experts at a UN conference said on Tuesday.

dateJan 24, 2012 in Ecology
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Lessons in coral reef survival from deep time

Lessons from tens of millions of years ago are pointing to new ways to save and protect today's coral reefs and their myriad of beautiful and many-hued fishes at a time of huge change in the Earth's systems.

dateJan 23, 2012 in Evolution
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