News tagged with sea species

Trawling makes for skinny flatfish

Trawling the seabed doesn't just remove some of the fishes living there; it also makes some of the survivors thinner and less healthy by forcing them to use more energy finding less nutritious food.

Dec 11, 2014
5 / 5 (4) 0

Climate change projected to drive species northward

Anticipated changes in climate will push West Coast marine species from sharks to salmon northward an average of 30 kilometers per decade, shaking up fish communities and shifting fishing grounds, according ...

Dec 10, 2014
5 / 5 (3) 0

Better regulations needed for deep-sea biology

Although we know relatively little about the deep sea, we do extract raw materials for electronics and medicines from it. Biologist Erik Dücker describes the history of deep-sea biology in his thesis. He ...

Sep 04, 2014
not rated yet 0

The immediate aftermath of an oil spill

The fate of oil during the first day after an accidental oil spill is still poorly understood, with researchers often arriving on the scene only after several days. New findings from a field experiment carried ...

Aug 08, 2014
5 / 5 (1) 0

Humane strategy reduces shark attacks

A simple and humane technique may be an effective strategy to reduce human encounters with sharks without harming populations of threatened shark species.

Aug 04, 2014
4 / 5 (2) 0

Giant sea bass census

Fished nearly to extinction in the recent past, giant sea bass (Stereolepis gigas) are starting to make a comeback. But no one really knows the size of the population. So UC Santa Barbara researchers are ...

Jul 17, 2014
5 / 5 (1) 0

Study finds Emperor penguin in peril

An international team of scientists studying Emperor penguin populations across Antarctica finds the iconic animals in danger of dramatic declines by the end of the century due to climate change. Their study, ...

Jun 29, 2014
3.3 / 5 (12) 3