Genetics breakthrough in sea urchins to aid in biomedical research

Marine biologists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego have created a line of sea urchins whose genetic makeup is fully mapped and can be edited to study human disease genes. The creation of these new research ...

Underwater power cables make lobsters bad swimmers

Lobster larvae exposed to the electromagnetic field of underwater power cables can't swim as well, a new study published in Journal of Marine Science and Engineering shows. They're also three times more likely to be deformed ...

Concerned scientists probe sea urchin deaths in Caribbean

Sea urchins are dying across the Caribbean at a pace scientists say could rival a mass die-off that last occurred in 1983, alarming many who warn the trend could further decimate already frail coral reefs in the region.

Protecting a singular ecosystem in the Galapagos

In January 2022, the Galápagos Marine Reserve was expanded by 60,000 square kilometers, bringing the total area to 198,000 square kilometers. Created in 1998, the space is home to one of the most diverse marine ecosystems ...

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