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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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Ocean Roundup: Oceans Seeing Largest Sea Level Rise in 6,000 Years, Red King Crab Fishery Opens in Alaska, and More

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

A red king crab. The fishery opens this week in Alaska. (Photo: Haddock L, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service / Wikimedia Commons) - New research suggests that icebergs from the North American ice sheet once drifted past Florida when it... Read Post

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

Biology / Marine Biology : The Beacon (4 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 (4 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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