News tagged with sea environment

Explanation for glowing seas suggested

It has long been known that distinctive blue flashes -- a type of bioluminescence -- that are visible at night in some marine environments are caused by tiny, unicellular plankton known as dinoflagellates. ...

dateOct 19, 2011 in Plants & Animals
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Bahamas bans shark fishing

The Bahamas on Tuesday announced a ban on shark fishing, becoming the latest country to protect the ancient sea predator which is considered at risk due to demand for its fins in Chinese cuisine.

dateJul 05, 2011 in Plants & Animals
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Will the eel survive its management?

The European eel is on the way to disappearing for good. The species is critically endangered, and there are strong scientific arguments for suspending all fishing. Despite this situation, Swedish eel fishery is allowed to ...

dateJun 07, 2011 in Ecology
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Ugly fish to rescue threatened species

Converts to Italy's Slow Food movement can see past a few poisonous spines and bulging eyes: the scorpion fish and needlefish may be ugly but they are cheap, sustainable and taste fantastic.

dateMay 30, 2011 in Ecology
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Oily whale bones puzzle solved

The puzzle of why some oily whale bones make great habitats for weird and wonderful deep sea creatures has been solved by Natural History Museum scientists this month.

dateAug 31, 2010 in Plants & Animals
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