Fish in the Sahara? Yes, in the early Holocene
Animal remains at the Takarkori rock shelter suggest human occupants shifted to a more mammal-heavy diet over time, as aridity of the region increased.
19 Feb 2020 ⋅ PLOS ONE
Ocean fish farming in tropics and sub-tropics most impacted by climate change: UBC study
Diners may soon find more farmed oysters and fewer Atlantic salmon on their plates as climate change warms Canada’s Pacific coast.
11 Feb 2020 ⋅ Global Change Biology
Cuttlefish eat less for lunch when they know there’ll be shrimp for dinner
This capacity to make decisions based on future expectations reveals complex cognitive abilities.
5 Feb 2020 ⋅ Biology Letters
Earth’s most biodiverse ecosystems face a perfect storm
The international team of researchers argue that only international action to decrease CO2 emissions can reverse this trend.
27 Jan 2020 ⋅ Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B
Walking sharks discovered in the tropics
Future research would help researchers to better understand why the region was home to some of the greatest marine biodiversity on the planet.
26 Jan 2020 ⋅ Marine and Freshwater Research
Researchers track down Australia’s ‘missing’ manta rays
The study is the first step towards understanding the connectivity of reef manta ray populations in Australia.
26 Jan 2020 ⋅ Journal of Fish Biology
The wisdom of many nature users can produce a science-equivalent understanding of ecological relationships
Sustainable management of natural resources requires adequate scientific knowledge about complex relationships between human and natural systems.
14 Jan 2020 ⋅ Nature Sustainability
Going big with marine conservation
A market-based approach with appropriate incentives can enable necessary large-scale marine conservation measures.
12 Jan 2020 ⋅ Nature Sustainability
The effects of microplastics on organisms in coastal areas
Organisms were not able to detect or discriminate against ingesting microparticles with high levels of DDT.
8 Jan 2020 ⋅ Limnology & Oceanography Letters
How fish fins evolved just before the transition to land
Research on fossilized fish from the late Devonian period, roughly 375 million years ago, details the evolution of fins as they began to transition into limbs fit for walking on land.
30 Dec 2019 ⋅ Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences