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Climate change makes fish swim towards, not away from predators

Climate change makes fish swim towards, not away from predators

In a recent study, scientists find that climate change is disrupting the sensory systems of fish and can impair their survival instincts. The finding is...
Shark fins

Shark fins, meat and cartilages contain toxins related to Alzheimer’s disease

Alzheimer's disease, also known as just Alzheimer's, is a chronic neurodegenerative disease that usually starts slowly and gets worse over time. It causes 60%-70%...
deep sea lanternshark

Glowing deep-water sharks’ DNA reveals distinct populations

An international collaboration, led by the University of Exeter and the University of Salford, has been investigating the population structure of the deep sea...
Great white sharks

Great white sharks and tuna share common genes to become fast swimmers and predators

White sharks and tuna seem to be two very different types of fish. White sharks, or mackerel sharks, are large, fast-swimming sharks found in oceans...
South Atlantic Ocean

On the CO2 capturing in the South Atlantic Ocean

Oceans are the main responsible for capturing the atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) on Earth. Without this action, the intensification of the greenhouse effect would...
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Reducing porpoise, dolphin and whale bycatch in European waters

For decades, bycatch of porpoises, dolphins and whales (collectively known as cetaceans) has been a major conservation and welfare concern in Europe, with thousands...
Blue ocean

New trends in global ocean health

Ocean ecosystem health has become an important topic in global and local policies. The European Union has set the overall objective of achieving ‘good environmental...
Stripe formation in zebrafish and zebra

How the zebrafish got its stripes

How the zebra got its stripes is a frequent topic in popular literature about the natural world. For developmental biologists, however, it is much easier...
Sex under the moon

Sex under the moon

How moon influences the behavior of living creatures is a complex and debatable issue. Although more research is still required to clearly see the...