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Posted on March 26, 2018 - 12:01pm, by raye

Via Hakai Magazine

"Invasive species brought to foreign shores by ships can have devastating effects on ecosystems and economies. Now, by reimagining tankers, bulk carriers, cruise ships, and other vessels as different kinds of migratory animals, Ian Davidson has offered up a way to better predict their potential to carry invasive species around the world."

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Posted on March 26, 2018 - 11:40am, by raye

Via New Deeply

"California has plenty of salty inland water, such as the water in the upstream Delta or in underground aquifers that have absorbed soil salts. As local agencies look for more potable water sources, desalinating that local water may become an important part of the equation, says Richard Mills, the Department of Water Resources’ recycling and desalination chief."

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Posted on March 26, 2018 - 10:47am, by raye
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Via Oceana

"Two hundred nautical miles off the coast of Chile, national waters give way to the high seas. Dense schools of jack mackerel straddle this divide, exposed to both Chilean and international fishing fleets. It’s been an unfortunate spot for the fish."

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Posted on March 26, 2018 - 10:21am, by raye

Via Phys.org

"Often overlooked, however, is the damage that artificial islands can cause to vital seafloor ecosystems. But it doesn't have to be this way. If proper planning and science are integrated, we can develop the design strategies that will help build the "blue-green" ocean cities of tomorrow."

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Posted on March 23, 2018 - 3:14pm, by raye

Via World Atlas

"...there are many different species of sharks, most of which are not dangerous to humans. In fact, of the over 500 known species of sharks, only 4 species have been recorded as having a number of dangerous interactions with humans. Many species are relatively small in size and are more likely to shy away from humans when in close proximity."

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Posted on March 23, 2018 - 3:07pm, by raye
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Via Calgary Herald

"The 2,000-square-kilometre Eastern Shore area includes hundreds of islands and is rich in eelgrass, kelp and salt marsh, according to the Fisheries Department. It’s a traditional spawning area for groundfish and a foraging area for birds."

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Posted on March 23, 2018 - 1:16pm, by raye

Via Hakai Magazine

"The scientists found that species experience induced labor at different rates. While just two percent of pregnant spinner sharks delivered upon capture, 85 percent of blue stingrays spilled their offspring. Across all live-bearing species, around a quarter of pregnant females lost their pups."

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Posted on March 23, 2018 - 11:32am, by raye

Via Atlas Obscura

"Behind them, a 30-foot funnel-shaped net stretches back into the waves. As the horse walks, a chain dragged over the sand creates vibrations—causing the shrimp to jump into the net as gaily as if they’d been called for supper. Slowly, they go to and fro, walking the length of the flat coastline, as the net fills with shrimp."

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Posted on March 23, 2018 - 9:44am, by raye
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Via Undercurrentnews

"Extensive data collected between 2015 and 2017 has shown that resistance to sea lice is an inherited trait, meaning that in each generation Marine Harvest can breed salmon that are more resistant to lice."

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