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White shark released back into the wild by Monterey Bay Aquarium

After being exhibited for two months at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, a young female white shark was released back into the ocean Wednesday this week.

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Will genetic gene sequencing help save the tuna?

A new method for distinguishing between tuna species has been presented in a paper co-authored by Dr Jordi Viñas, a fish genetics specialist at Girona University in Spain and Dr Sergi Tudela, Head of Fisheries of WWF Mediterranean.

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Giant prehistoric predator found in UK waters

The fossilised skull of a gigantic predator has been found off the English Channel coast of southern England.

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Zoological Society of London creates world’s first coral cryobank

The Zoological Society of London (ZSL) has announced their plans to create a cryobank for corals. Corals will be collected from tropical areas and placed in liquid nitrogen at the Whipsnade zoo in Bedfordshire.

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World’s first semi-cloned fish created in Singapore

A research team from the National University of Singapore announced this week that they have created the world’s first semi-cloned fish – a female medaka fish named Holly.

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Caribbean fish travelling in style

The National Marine Aquarium in Plymouth, UK has received some attention in the press after chartering a Boeing 767 to fly in a 42-tonne cargo of Caribbean fish for a new exhibition.

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Man made pollution a source of bio-available iron for oceanic organisms

Lack of iron is a limiting factor for plankton growth in many parts of the ocean, especially in the southern oceans and parts of the eastern Pacific. Scientists at the University of Leeds, UK, have now showed that acid in the atmosphere breaks down large particles of iron found in dust into small and highly soluble iron naonparticles; particles which can be easily absorbed and utilized by oceanic plankton.

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Site Update

We have updated the crocodillian section of the site and it is now possible to find info about most crocodillians in it.

American Alligator
American Crocodile
Black Caiman
Broad Snouted Caiman

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Flatfish – how did its eyes get to the same side of the head?

If you’ve ever wondered how the eyes of flatfish like flounder and sole ended up on one side of the head, you should take a closer look at a newly published article by Dr Matt Friedman.

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Six-foot long gelatinous animal found in Brazilian waters turns out to be an Ateleopodidae

When a six-foot-long gelatinous animal turned up off Brazil’s Bahia cost, initial accounts quoted scientists calling the creature “completely new, scientifically speaking.” However, fish experts taking a closer look at the video footage have now managed to identify it as being a member of Ateleopodidae, an elusive family of deep-sea fish known as jellynoses or tadpole fish.

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19½ feet long squid caught in the Gulf of Mexico

A 19.5 feet long squid – that’s almost 6 meter – has been caught in the Gulf of Mexico by a group of scientists from the NOAA’s* Southeast Fisheries Science Center and the Department of the Interior’s Minerals Management Service. This is only the second known giant squid caught in the Gulf of Mexico and the last one was collected 55 years ago.

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Researchers improve zebra fish cloning – “We used the same entrance that sperm uses”

A team of scientists at the Michigan State University has found a new, more efficient method for cloning zebra fish.

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Bottom-feeders let loose in foreclosed Floridian homes

The Floridian town of Wellington used to spend nearly 7,000 USD a month of taxpayer funds to keep the stagnant pools of foreclosed homes sanitary.

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American lobsters use jet-force to travel faster

According to a new research report released by Canadian scientists, American lobsters use jet propulsion to gain extra speed as the walk across the ocean floor.

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Reef recovery more complex than presumed, researchers say

In 1998, the gobies vanished from a section of the Great Barrier Reef as the corals became bleached. The corals have now re-colonized the bleached areas, which are located just of Orpheus Island, but the gobies haven’t returned. This lack of goby fish is puzzling Australian researchers, who had assumed that the gobies would return as soon as the corals bounced back.

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