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Marine life under threat from UV radiation


July 27th, 2012 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 27 (IANS) Ultraviolet (UV) radiation, the latest threat to seas and oceans besides global warming and atmospheric carbon, is causing an alarming spike in deaths of marine animals ... Read more...

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Paul Watson skips bail in Germany


July 26th, 2012 - 7:52 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Berlin, July 26 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Paul Watson is an animal rights and environmental activist from Canada. He is the president and the founder of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society which is an ... Read more...

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Amarnath yatra pilgrims could be sensors for earthquakes (Science Feature)


June 29th, 2012 - 2:11 pm ICT by IANS
Pilgrims who trek to the Amarnath cave shrine in Jammu and Kashmir and the horses that carry them could be used as sensors of an impending earthquake.Geologists foresee a major earthquake ... Read more...

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Iranian makes world’s tiniest microphone


December 28th, 2011 - 1:21 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Dec 28 (IANS) An Iranian scientist has claimed to have built the world's tiniest microphone that could be used to build "invisible" hearing aids, the ISNA news agency reported.Bahram ... Read more...

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Jellyfish can influence ocean temperatures


November 3rd, 2011 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 3 (IANS) Small marine creatures like jellyfish can influence global climate. But how?They help mix warm and cold water in oceans and, by increasing the rate at which ... Read more...

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Scientists to study noise impact on marine life


August 20th, 2011 - 12:27 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, Aug 20 (IANS) Marine scientists would soon meet at the Paris-based Unesco to discuss measuring the impact of noise on marine life, the UN agency said.The main agenda of ... Read more...

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Hundreds of fish washing up dead on Florida beaches


July 21st, 2011 - 4:23 pm ICT by IANS
Miami, July 21 (IANS/EFE) US authorities are probing what could be killing hundreds of fish and other marine animals, including sharks and manatees, which in recent days have been washing ... Read more...

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Self-cloning marine animals may help shed light on ageing process


April 21st, 2011 - 11:22 am ICT by ANI
Washington, April 21 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Gothenburg believe that the key to delaying ageing in humans is held in marine animals that reproduce asexually by cloning.They have shown how ... Read more...

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Algae, bacteria hogged oxygen after ancient mass extinction, wiping out marine life


March 26th, 2011 - 2:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 26 (ANI): Stanford researchers have found that after the biggest mass extinction in Earth's history - 250 million years ago - algae and bacteria in the ocean rebounded so fast ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Global warming ‘affecting food chain, carbon cycling in Arctic Ocean’


March 3rd, 2011 - 4:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 3 (ANI): Over the past decade, the annual bloom of phytoplankton in the Arctic Ocean has been arriving earlier each year - a change that could hurt the marine food ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Saudi Arabia to release vulture detained over spying for Israel’s Mossad


January 11th, 2011 - 6:23 pm ICT by ANI
Jerusalem, Jan 11 (ANI): Saudi Arabia would reportedly release a vulture, tagged with a GPS tracker by Tel Aviv University, which was caught in the country last week and accused of spying ... Read more...

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Marine life inspires new chemical-free, anti-bacteria plastic ’skins’


December 29th, 2010 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 29 (ANI): A team of five companies has come together to create anti-microbial surfaces for use on ships, lenses and even medical devices - all inspired from marine animals.Researchers from ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Corals, big mammals to go extinct in future catastrophic event?


September 3rd, 2010 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 3 (ANI): Corals, big mammals and many tropical species could all go extinct in what could be a major extinction event in the not too distant future, predict scientists who ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Now, a ‘crystal ball’ to predict the effects of climate change


August 6th, 2010 - 4:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 6 (ANI): Researchers and scientists are turning to comparative physiology - an approach gives the scientific community a "crystal ball" for predicting the effects of global warming.According to George N. ... Read more...

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Whales also shout to overcome noise


July 7th, 2010 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 7 (IANS) Just like people in a noisy location, North American right whales virtually 'shout' to be heard above the levels of environmental noise, says a study. Whales produce upcalls, sometimes ... Read more...

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Why presence of mercury in seawater is more dangerous


June 28th, 2010 - 5:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 28 (ANI): The presence of mercury in seawater can be a threat to the health of people consuming saltwater fish like tuna, mackerel and shark. Duke university researcher have revealed ... Read more...

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Toxic Metals Poses Threat To Sperm Whales


June 25th, 2010 - 7:33 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Agadir, Morocco, June 25, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Researchers have found an alarming rate of toxic and heavy metals in the samples taken from an estimated 1,000 sperm whales. The research was ... Read more...

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To Kill An Oil-Soaked Bird?-That is The Question


June 8th, 2010 - 3:24 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
The disaster in the Gulf of Mexico has reached epic proportions, and is no where near over. The slow agonizing death of millions of animals, including fish and birds as well ... Read more...

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500m-year-old squid-like carnivore no more a mystery


May 27th, 2010 - 5:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 27 (ANI): A research by Canadian palaeontologists has shed new light on a hitherto unclassifiable 500 million-year-old squid-like carnivore known as Nectocaris pteryx.Martin Smith of University of Toronto's Department of ... Read more...

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Dolphins Trained By US Navy To Fight Terrorism


May 20th, 2010 - 8:31 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri San Diego, May 20, (THAINDIAN NEWS) To fight the enemies and terrorist invasions in its territory the US Navy has resorted to a new tactics. No they are not using ... Read more...

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Preserved fossils of marine animals living 480-472 million years ago found


May 14th, 2010 - 3:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 14 (ANI): The discovery of over 1500 fossils of marine creatures, such as cheloniellid arthropod that lived nearly 500 million years ago, by American paleontologists is expected to fill the ... Read more...

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PETA protests small tanks for marine animals in zoos


April 29th, 2010 - 11:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has asked the Central Zoo Authority (CZA) to stop confining marine mammals in small tanks in zoos. The appeal came ... Read more...

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‘Avatar’ Sequel Will Reveal The Oceans Of Pandora


April 22nd, 2010 - 7:47 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Apr 22, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Very few films manage to create a sensation worldwide and set records at the box office like the latest James Cameron flick 'Avatar' did. The movie ... Read more...

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Discovery of millions of new microbes opens ‘huge frontier’ in science


April 19th, 2010 - 6:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 19 (ANI): Scientists have discovered millions of tiny microbes, hitherto unknown to science, at the bottom of the sea.These organisms include microbes of bacteria, worms and ocean insects less than ... Read more...

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Britain’s beaches ‘drowning in plastic’


March 26th, 2010 - 6:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 26(ANI): The Marine Conservation Society (MCS) has called for an urgent marine action plan in Britain after they found piles of plastic rubbish along beaches across the country during the ... Read more...

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How volcanoes snuffed out ocean life 100 million years ago


February 1st, 2010 - 12:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 1 (ANI): A new research has suggested that a spate of volcanic activity may have triggered environmental changes that led to widespread destruction of life in the oceans some 100 ... Read more...

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Melting glaciers feed marine life with ancient carbon


December 31st, 2009 - 4:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 31 (ANI): A new study has determined that glaciers that naturally melt each summer along the Gulf of Alaska flush out huge amounts of ancient carbon, made up mostly ... Read more...

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How rays use their sensory abilities to hunt for prey


December 27th, 2009 - 12:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 27 (ANI): In a new research, a team of scientists explored the sensory abilities of rays in order to find how the marine animals scout for food on the seafloor, ... Read more...

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Climate change ‘devastates’ Galapagos


December 4th, 2009 - 1:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec.4 (ANI): The coastal wildlife of the Galapagos Islands has been devastated by rising ocean temperatures due to global warming and human activity like fishing and tourism, Sky News has quoted ... Read more...

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Jekyll-and-Hyde factor makes marine bacteria cause “coral bleaching”


December 3rd, 2009 - 12:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 3 (ANI): Scientists are reporting the first identification of substances involved in the Jekyll-and-Hyde transformation that changes harmless marine bacteria into killers that cause "coral bleaching."Researcher Dan Bearden and ... Read more...

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Oceans can feed the human race


December 2nd, 2009 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 2 (IANS) Oceans could become a source of more human food if steps are taken to expand and improve marine aquaculture, says a new study. As the world's population continues ... Read more...

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Oceans would be able to feed growing world population in future


December 2nd, 2009 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 2 (ANI): In a new study, scientists have determined that the oceans could become the source of food for the increasing human population in the future if steps are taken ... Read more...

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How aquatic animals mix ocean water


November 23rd, 2009 - 2:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 23 (ANI): A team of scientists has built models of how marine animals mix the waters ocean-wide and concluded that the effect may be extensive.Modern ocean models primarily incorporate the ... Read more...

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Extinction rates higher in open-ocean settings during mass wipeouts


November 21st, 2009 - 6:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 21 (ANI): In a new research, a team of paleontologists has found that extinction rates higher in open-ocean settings during mass extinctions.The research was conducted by Arnie Miller, University of ... Read more...

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Penguins, sea lions help map marine ecosystem


November 17th, 2009 - 1:15 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 17 (IANS) The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and BirdLife International have released the first-ever comprehensive atlas of the Patagonian Sea -- a globally important but poorly understood South American marine ... Read more...

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