Search results for Seahorse

Plants & Animals May 07, 2021

From baby blue-tongues to elephant doulas: Motherhood across the animal kingdom

With Mother's Day around the corner, it's a good opportunity to ask what being a mother looks like across the animal kingdom. Most of us have a solid concept of human motherhood, but in nature maternal care comes in many ...

Ecology Mar 31, 2021

Seagrasses turn back the clock on ocean acidification

Spanning six years and seven seagrass meadows along the California coast, a paper published today from the University of California, Davis, is the most extensive study yet of how seagrasses can buffer ocean acidification.

Ecology Mar 04, 2021

Seagrass loss around the UK may be much higher than previously thought

The loss of seagrass in the waters around the UK is much higher than previously estimated. A new study published in Frontiers in Plant Science concludes that, with high certainty, at least 44% of the UK's seagrasses have ...

Evolution Feb 17, 2021

How sessile seahorses speciated and dispersed across the world's oceans in 25 million years

Seahorses are extremely poor swimmers. Surprisingly, however, they can be found in all of the world's oceans. On the basis of almost 360 different seahorse genomes, a group of researchers studied how these special fish were ...

Ecology Dec 21, 2020

Researchers reveal negative effects of tributyltin on the reproductive system of seahorses

Seahorses epitomize the exuberance of evolution. They have the unique characteristic of male pregnancy, which includes the carrying of many embryos in a brood pouch that incubates and nourishes the embryos, similar to the ...

Plants & Animals Dec 10, 2020

California Academy scientists describe 213 species in 2020

This past year, researchers at the California Academy of Sciences added 213 plant and animal species to the tree of life, providing deeper insight into the rich biodiversity of our planet and helping to inform global conservation ...

Plants & Animals Dec 08, 2020

Research reveals full extent of seagrass beds in Looe Bay

Students from the University of Plymouth have led new research showing that seagrass beds in Looe Bay, on the South Cornwall coast, are among the largest such habitats in the whole of Devon and Cornwall.

Ecology Dec 01, 2020

Florida vet school uses novel approach to save seahorse

In February, Carol Benge of Chiefland, Florida, purchased a seahorse for her home aquarium as a reward for marking five years cancer-free.

Plants & Animals Nov 16, 2020

Study reveals how retinoic acid regulates brood pouch formation and pregnancy of male seahorses

Seahorses have the unique characteristic of male pregnancy, which includes the carrying of many embryos in a brood pouch that incubates and nourishes the embryos, similar to the mammalian placenta. However, the regulatory ...

Ecology Oct 20, 2020

Restoring seagrasses can bring coastal bays back to life

A century ago Virginia's coastal lagoons were a natural paradise. Fishing boats bobbed on the waves as geese flocked overhead. Beneath the surface, miles of seagrass gently swayed in the surf, making the seabed look like ...

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