‘The Nemo effect’ is untrue: Animal movies promote awareness, not harm, say researchers
Exposure to these movies does not increase demand for live animals, but can instead drive information-seeking behaviou.
14 Aug 2019 ⋅ Ambio
Asian carp capable of surviving in much larger areas of Lake Michigan than previously thought
Some previous studies suggested that low food levels in Lake Michigan could be a barrier to the establishment of bighead and silver carp, which typically feed on algae and other types of plankton.
12 Aug 2019 ⋅ Freshwater Biology
Medication in the environment affects feeding behavior of fish
It is disturbing that psychoactive drugs affect vital life processes in aquatic wildlife.
7 Aug 2019 ⋅ Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
Ladies’ choice: What drives faster, flashier formation of new animal species
UC Riverside study finds animals with fancy, colorful males have choosy mothers
26 Jul 2019 ⋅ Nature Communications
How the pufferfish got its wacky spines
Pufferfish are some of the strangest fish in the ocean, particularly because they have a reduced skeleton, beak-like dentition and they form spines instead of scales - not everywhere, but just in certain patches around the body.
25 Jul 2019 ⋅ iScience
North Carolina coastal flooding is worsening with climate change, population growth
North Carolina has one of the highest impact zones of tropical cyclones in the world.
23 Jul 2019 ⋅ Scientific Reports
Wakanda Forever! Scientists describe new species of ‘twilight zone’ fish from Africa
Named for Black Panther's mythical nation of Wakanda, a dazzling new 'Vibranium' Fairy Wrasse enchants with purple scales and a preference for deep, little-known mesophotic reefs up to 260 feet below the surface.
11 Jul 2019 ⋅ ZooKeys
Hundreds of sharks and rays tangled in plastic
Hundreds of sharks and rays have become tangled in plastic waste in the world's oceans, new research shows.
4 Jul 2019 ⋅ Endangered Species Research
How to protect corals facing climate change
Conserving a wide range of coral habitats is the best strategy.
1 Jul 2019 ⋅ Nature Climate Change
Damage to the ozone layer and climate change forming feedback loop
New report finds that impacts of ozone-driven climate change span the ecosystem.
24 Jun 2019 ⋅ Nature Sustainability