Underwater sound devices called 'pingers' could be an effective, long-term way to prevent porpoises getting caught in fishing nets with no negative behavioural effects, newly published research suggests.
Scientists investigating shifting Atlantic Ocean migration patterns bottled the genetic traces of species far north of their normal homes. Rockefeller University scientists simply fishing for DNA in seawater found Brazilian cownose rays and Gulf kingfishes - never known north of the Gulf of Mexico, and Chesapeake Bay, VA respectively - off New Jersey's coast, a 2 hour drive south of NY City. The study demonstrates an accurate, inexpensive way to detect long-predicted marine life range changes.
Water frogs could become regionally extinct in part of their native Turkey in a little over a decade because too many are being taken for food.
Scientists have developed a test that can identify hybrids resulting from crossbreeding between European and American lobsters.
A team of experts, led by a University of Rhode Island researcher, examined how climate change is affecting the ocean environment and found that the changing conditions will likely result in increased fisheries-related conflicts and create new challenges in the management of global fisheries.
A uniquely resilient organism all but unheard of in the Arabian Sea 20 years ago has been proliferating and spreading at an alarming pace. New research describes how the continued loss of snow over the Himalayan-Tibetan Plateau region is fueling the expansion of this destructive algal bloom.
Researchers have taken a step closer to solving one of nature's most remarkable mysteries: How do salmon, when it's time to spawn, find their way back from distant ocean locations to the stream where they hatched?
University of Washington researchers have discovered that the abundance of tiny microplastic contaminants in Pacific oysters from the Salish Sea is much lower than previously thought.
The fishing is good. And then it's gone. "It's important for anglers to understand that what comes out of the water is not always representative of what lies beneath the surface. Even if the fish are biting, this doesn't mean there are many of them."
History holds valuable lessons -- and stark warnings -- about how to manage fisheries and other ocean resources, a new study says.