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Archives for: August 2008
On the bright side – The upside of high oil prices

An attempt to look at the bright side. The media writes a lot about all the problems the high oil price causes. The problems it causes in house hold budgets, how it affects the US trade deficit and how it drives inflation but we don’t take the time to see the positive effects associated with a higher oil price. You […]

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New approach needed to save our reefs

A group of scientist from UK, Australia, the US, Sweden and France are arguing that we need to rethink how we protect our marine environment if we want to protect our reefs. The way we protect vulnerable areas today will not suffice to save the coral reefs from the threat of global warming. The type of small protected areas that […]

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Pictures of golden ray migration

This is a short post as I think everyone should see these pictures of migrating golden rays. Not all golden rays migrate but there is one population in the Mexican gulf that each year migrate, clockwise from western Florida to the Yucatan. They migrate in large schools, often up to 10 000 fish strong and color the sea where they […]

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Crocodile kills worshipper

A 25 year old worshipper was killed and eaten by a crocodile in Bangladesh last week. The death took place in a pond next to a shrine and the man was seeking the crocodiles blessing when he was killed. The man had travelled 50 km to visit the shrine with his mother. The shrine is an important religious place for […]

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Sharks Facing Extinction on the Great Barrier Reef – Shark Fishing to Blame

Sharks are facing extinction on large parts of the Great Barrier Reef as well as in other parts of the world. The reason for this is ruthless fishing to provide the Asian markets with shark fins. The fins are removed from caught fish while they are still alive and the sharks are then flung back into the sea where they […]

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Weird pig monkey

This is just a very short post about the piglet in japan that supposedly was born with a monkey face. It looks kind a freaky but i imagen a deformity could make a pig look like that as it is not “that” different looking from a pig. If the picture is genuine that is. I leave it to you to […]

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New gigantic clam found in the Red Sea

A new species of giant clam has been encountered by researchers in the Red Sea and given the name Tridacna costata. The new species is fairly similar to two other well-known species of Red Sea clams and it was therefore first suspect to be a hybrid, but genetic analysis has now deemed it a separate species. Further research carried out […]

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Lake monster found in Sweden??

A swedish documentary film crew claims to have caught images of a famous swedish sea monster on film. The beast is called “storsjöodjuret” which translates into “the monster of the big lake”. Storsjön is the name of the lake in which it supposedly lives. The monster have been sighted for a very long time and is very bellowed by the […]

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Environmentally friendly aquariums

For many aquarists, the joy of keeping an aquarium is not only about watching colourful fish dart around in the living room, it is also a way of learning more about the delicate web we call an ecosystem and how dead matter and living organisms interact with each other to create an environment where life can not only exist but […]

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Gigantic loop hole discovered in Europe

European Union In December 2007, the EU commission presented their suggestion for a new law that would force car manufacturers to decrease the average carbon dioxide emissions from new cars down to 130 grams per kilometre by 2012. This draft does however come with one gigantic loop hole – the new law would only target cars weighing less than 2,610 […]

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Five green tips from Swedish wildlife photographer Mattias Klum

Renowned wildlife photographer Mattias Klum, member of the Board of Trustees of WWF and fellow of The Linnean Society of London, has shared his top five green tips with Swedish newspaper Expressen. According to Klum, the birth of his two sons has made him even more environmentally conscious than before. “-I want my children to be able to experience living […]

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Albino giants spotted in Galapagos and Australia

Divers enjoying the waters off Darwin, the northernmost island in the Galapagos, suddenly realised the presence of an amazing 33 feet (10 meter) albino whale shark (Rhincodon typus), and as if one sighting of an albino giant wasn’t enough, a snow-white southern right whale (Eubalaena australis) calf has now been spotted off the coast of Western Australia. Common whale shark […]

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Genetic barcoding methods expose New York fish fraud

When Kate Stoeckle, 18, and Louisa Strauss, 17, collected samples of fish from New York fish stores and restaurants on Upper Manhattan and tested them using the new genetic barcoding method, an astonishingly large portion of the samples turned out to be mislabelled and sold under the wrong name. A sushi restaurant claiming to offer white tuna was for instance […]

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Acidification causes reproductive problems in sea urchins

Compared to just over a century ago, the pH-value of the sea’s surface water has gone down by 0.1 (i.e. 25 percent). This has caught the attention of Jon Havenhand and Michael Thorndyke, researchers at the University of Gothenburg, and they have together with colleagues in Australia studied if and how this decrease affects marine animals. spatangus purpuerus – Sea […]

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Krill remove carbon from atmosphere

By moving from the surface of the sea down to deeper layers, Antarctic krill transport carbon down from the surface to the depths of the ocean. Scientists from the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) and Scarborough Centre of Coastal Studies at the University of Hull have now discovered that Antarctic krill venture between the surface and the deep sea several times […]

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