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Small fish, big opportunity

Sometimes the environmental challenges facing our oceans seem so large that it's hard to know where to start solving them. Changes in climate, degradation of habitat and rising demand to feed an ever-growing world population ...

dateOct 25, 2012 in Ecology
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Australia acts to stop super-trawler

The Australian government Tuesday sought to change its environmental protection laws to prevent a controversial super-trawler from fishing in its waters amid concerns about the by-catch.

dateSep 11, 2012 in Ecology
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The birdy smell of a compatible partner

New evidence shows that birds may choose their mate with the help of smell. They prefer a dissimilar mate because this gives their young a more efficient immune system. This has been shown in a new study by researchers from ...

dateSep 07, 2012 in Plants & Animals
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Microplastics endanger ocean health

Tiny pieces of plastic contaminate almost every sea in the world. Now scientists have found that marine creatures like fish and birds are eating this microscopic waste, which may be harming their health.

dateMay 17, 2012 in Environment
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