marine biologists

Dolphins have amazing self-healing abilities


July 21st, 2011 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 21 (IANS) A dolphin's ability to heal quickly from a shark bite, its resistance to infection and near-restoration of normal body contour has caught the attention of scientists.Michael ... Read more...

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300 new species found in Philippines


July 1st, 2011 - 11:08 am ICT by IANS
Manila, July 1 (IANS) Around 300 new species of flora and fauna have been discovered in the Philippines by an expedition of foreign and national scientists, the Prensa Latina news ... Read more...

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Mystery over millions of dead fish in US harbour


March 9th, 2011 - 4:10 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Mar 9 (ANI): The sight of millions of dead anchovies floating in a marina just south of Los Angeles has left fishermen and harbour chiefs puzzled about their death.Experts have suggested ... Read more...

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Species Of Giant Crayfish Sighted In Tennessee Represent A New Species


January 21st, 2011 - 7:53 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
January 21, 2011 (Pen Men at Work): A formerly unidentified species of giant crayfish (GC) has been unearthed by two marine biologists in Tennessee, with the species labeled Barbicambarus simmonis, which is ... Read more...

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Fish feel at home with noisy neighbours


January 12th, 2011 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 12 (IANS) Young reef fish, trying to choose a home, prefer noisy neighbours for company. Researchers from the universities of Auckland and Bristol found that juvenile fish listen to the ... Read more...

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Young fish take cues from noisy neighbors before settling down


January 10th, 2011 - 2:24 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Jan 10 (ANI): An international team of marine biologists has discovered that young fish looking for a reef to make a home take help from noisy neighbours.Researchers from Auckland University and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

German tourist dies after facing a shark attack in Egypt


December 6th, 2010 - 1:40 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Cairo, Dec 5 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A German tourist has been killed after she faced a shark attack when she was holidaying in Egypt. The shark attacked her when she was snorkeling ... Read more...

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High acidity levels in oceans harming marine life


December 5th, 2010 - 2:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 5 (IANS) With acidity levels of the oceans going up greatly, it could harm marine life and consequently impact billions of people who rely on fish as their main protein ... Read more...

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Record-breaking whale swims 9,800 kms in search of love


October 13th, 2010 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 13 (ANI): A female humpback whale has astonished marine biologists by swimming over 9,800 kilometres from breeding areas in Brazil to those in Madagascar, setting a record for the longest ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Man eater squids devouring fish stock in Pacific


August 30th, 2010 - 9:56 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 30 (IANS) Millions of giant squids have been devouring fish stock and attacking humans in the Pacific Ocean, causing potential threat to marine ecosystem. Monster squid are the stuff of legend. ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Soaring temps lead to mass coral killing in Indonesia: Study


August 17th, 2010 - 5:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 17 (ANI): A new research has shown that a dramatic rise in the surface temperature in Indonesian waters has resulted in a large-scale bleaching event that has devastated coral populations.WCS's ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Invasive Lionfish Poses Danger to Virgin Islands Coral Reef


August 10th, 2010 - 8:50 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Aug 10 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The lionfish, which is a striped fish with poisonous spines is said to be invading the waters of the Virgin Islands National Park, according to ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Officials Restrict Chatham Beach Visits After White Shark Is Tagged


August 2nd, 2010 - 7:49 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Chatham, England, Aug 2, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Division of Marine Fisheries in Chatham has reported that a giant white shark has been tagged in the waters of the Chatham beaches ... Read more...

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Fish lose ability to smell danger in acidic oceans


July 18th, 2010 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 18 (IANS) Fish lose their ability to smell danger as the oceans grow more acidic, says a new research. Marine biologists, studying the impact of ocean acidification, which occurs when ... Read more...

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Whales too ‘can feel and suffer’ like humans


June 21st, 2010 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 21 (ANI): Whales also demonstrate human-like characteristics of self-awareness, suffering and a social culture along with high mental abilities, according to marine biologists.The findings, put forth at a recent conference, ... Read more...

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Gray Whale Seen Near Dana Point Harbor


May 12th, 2010 - 6:08 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri California, May 12, (THAINDIAN NEWS) An Emancipated and apparently injured Gray whale was recently spotted in Dana Point Harbor and it resulted in creating sensation among the marine biologists and ... Read more...

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Diversity in corals affects their susceptibility to temperature change


May 5th, 2010 - 4:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 5 (ANI): The existing diversity in some coral populations could make them more susceptible to extreme temperature disturbances - such as those predicted from climate warming, according to an international ... Read more...

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Rachael Shardlow Manages To Survive Fatal Box JellyFish Bite


April 28th, 2010 - 7:28 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Australia, Apr 28, (THAINDIAN NEWS) In a development that has taken marine biologists and researchers by sheer surprise a school girl in Australia has managed to survive the lethal sting ... Read more...

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Dolphins can help scientists understand cervical cancer


February 23rd, 2010 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 23 (IANS) Dozens of test samples from dolphins show that they could help marine biologists clue in on human cervical cancers. Marine mammals like dolphins are our close kins, but scientific ... Read more...

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Shark fossil hunt sheds new light into vertebrate evolution


January 2nd, 2010 - 2:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 2 (ANI): A paleontologist has launched a hunt for the fossils of sharks for insights into vertebrate evolution.Michael Coates, the paleontologist from Chicago, scours sediments hundreds of millions of years ... Read more...

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First in India, university offers scuba diving course


November 10th, 2009 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
By Richa Sharma Tuticorin (Tamil Nadu), Nov 10 (IANS) Scuba diving is much more than an adventure water sport. Realising this, a university is offering, for the first time in India, a ... Read more...

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Porpoise deaths due to dolphin attacks


November 10th, 2009 - 12:14 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
California, Nov 9 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Marine biologists have finally figured out why there has been an increase in porpoise’s deaths in the last few years on California beaches. The reason they ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Whales are good listeners


October 27th, 2009 - 1:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 27 (ANI): Whales are polite conversationalists, as they can spot rhythms in the ocean filled with the calls of marine animals, scientists claim.The marine biologists at the Littoral Acoustic Demonstration ... Read more...

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Robot trawls seafloor, provides startling views of marine life


September 10th, 2009 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 10 (IANS) A new robot spent most of July trawling the muddy ocean bottom, about 40 km off the California coast - somewhat like the robotic rovers Spirit and Opportunity ... Read more...

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Humbolt Squid Invasion: Beast Feast


July 17th, 2009 - 6:22 pm ICT by GD
In a rather 'octopussey' affair of late that has alarmed marine biologists and scuba divers alike, there has been what appears to be an invasion of giant Humbolt squid in the shallow ... Read more...

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Long Island Basking Shark: Gentle Giant Pays Dying Visit


July 15th, 2009 - 6:09 pm ICT by GD
The arrival of a rather unlikely guest in the form of a plus-sized basking shark, at the shores of Long Island on Tuesday, caused quite a stir at the Gilgo State Park ... Read more...

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Worms that dazzle the sea with a ‘green glow’


April 2nd, 2009 - 12:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 2 (ANI): Researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC (University of California) San Diego have uncovered key clues about bioluminescent worms in the sea that produce a green glow ... Read more...

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Mystery of deep-sea fish with tubular eyes and transparent head solved


February 24th, 2009 - 5:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 24 (ANI): Researchers at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute recently solved the half-century-old mystery of a deep-sea fish with tubular eyes and a transparent head.The object of study ... Read more...

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Seamounts may serve as refuges for deep-sea animals


February 12th, 2009 - 2:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 12 (ANI): New findings indicate that seamounts may serve as refuges for deep-sea animals that struggle to survive elsewhere.Over the last two decades, marine biologists have discovered lush forests ... Read more...

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New deep-sea denizens found in Australia


January 18th, 2009 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 18 (DPA) Marine biologists working off Australia's south coast were astounded when the cameras on their submersible spotted millions of anemones and sea spiders living in a trench 4 kilometres ... Read more...

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Coral reef fishes expert at changing sex


December 2nd, 2008 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Dec 2 (IANS) Coral reef fishes are experts at changing sex, becoming either male or female -- but when, researchers didn't have any clues.However, a breakthrough pioneered by marine biologists Stefan ... Read more...

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German researchers discover fluorescent-red glowing fish


September 16th, 2008 - 2:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 16 (ANI): Certain fish are capable of glowing red, German researchers have reported in the new BMC Ecology research that includes striking images of fish fluorescing vivid red light.Due ... Read more...

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Researchers to explore ‘lost world’ beneath Caribbean


September 1st, 2008 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 1 (IANS) Scientists are set to explore the world's deepest undersea volcanoes and find out what lives in a 'lost world' five kilometres beneath the Caribbean.The team of researchers led ... Read more...

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Viruses can adversely affect deep-sea biodiversity


August 28th, 2008 - 3:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 28 (ANI): Marine biologists have determined that the lack of animals on the ocean floor is a result of trillions of deep-sea viruses that control the world''s deepest food ... Read more...

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Noisy urchins cause mysterious ocean sounds


August 19th, 2008 - 2:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 19 (ANI): A team of scientists has confirmed that urchins - spiny sea creatures, are responsible for a mysterious, twice-daily uproar heard underwater around northern New Zealand reefs. According to ... Read more...

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