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Drifting fish larvae allow marine reserves to rebuild fisheries

Marine ecologists have shown for the first time that tiny fish larvae can drift with ocean currents and "re-seed" fish stocks significant distances away -- more than 100 miles in a new study from Hawaii.
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Saturation-state sensitivity of marine bivalve larvae to ocean acidification

Biology / Marine Biology : Ocean Acidification (last week)

Ocean acidification results in co-varying inorganic carbon system variables. Of these, an explicit focus on pH and organismal acid–base regulation has failed to distinguish the mechanism of failure in highly sensitive bivalve larvae... Read Post

Ocean Roundup: Tiny Clownfish Can Swim for 250 Miles, Sydney Harbor May Turn Tropical, and More

Biology / Marine Biology : The Beacon (3 months ago)

A new study shows that clownfish can swim for great distances. (Photo: vivacevy / Flickr Creative Commons) - Tiny larvae clownfish are capable of traveling vast distances—up to 250 miles in search of a new coral home, according to a... Read Post

As California Drift Gillnet Fishery Continues to Kill Marine Mammals, Oceana Pressures for “Count, Cap, and Control” Approach

Biology / Marine Biology : The Beacon (3 months ago)

A short-finned pilot whale killed by a California drift gillnet. This fishery killed an estimated six short-finned pilot whales in the 2013 to 2014 fishing season. (Photo: NOAA) In September, the National Marine Fisheries Service (N... Read Post


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