Archives - February 2017
Large fish like marlin will be driven into ever narrower bands of oxygen-rich water near the surface, leading to more competition for food sources. (Photo by: Bill Boyce/Geomar)
Fish Under Threat from Ocean Oxygen Depletion — study
The depletion of oxygen in our oceans threatens future fish stocks and risks altering the habitat and behaviour of marine life, scientists have warned, after a new study found oceanic...
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A fish aggregating device floats in Indonesian waters. (Photo courtesy of the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries.)
Fish Magnet Boom Creates Headaches in Indonesia’s War on Overfishing
The use of fish aggregating devices (FADs) in Indonesian waters is widespread. This article describes their extent and the implications for their management. Unfortunately, the article mixes the offshore fisheries—in...
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An image of parrotfish teeth, coral fragments, and urchin spine fossils analyzed from reef sediment cores. (Photo by: Scripps Oceanography/Katie Cramer)
Study Finds Parrotfish are Critical to Coral Reef Health
An analysis of fossilized parrotfish teeth and sea urchin spines by researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego showed that when there are more...
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