Tag Archives: abalone

Artificial reef deployed in Hobart’s Derwent Estuary to test the viability of farming lobster

Two artificial reefs have been lowered onto the floor of Tasmania’s Derwent River Estuary as part of a research project that will look at the future of farming lobster.

The reefs will create habitat for not only Continue reading Artificial reef deployed in Hobart’s Derwent Estuary to test the viability of farming lobster

Cat Poop, Seaweed, and Snails Prove a Deadly Combination for Sea Otters

New research has finally revealed how parasites from cat poop are killing sea otters. The discovery not only may benefit the endangered marine mammals; it could also help humans.

Scientists have known for several years Continue reading Cat Poop, Seaweed, and Snails Prove a Deadly Combination for Sea Otters

Tropical fish threaten kelp and algae

Plant-eating tropical fish species are causing serious damage to algae and kelp forests in sub-tropical and temperate regions around the world, an international team of experts warn.

The findings come from a review published today in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B, which suggests that climate change is leading to ‘tropicalisation’ – the movement of tropical species towards the poles – as waters get warmer and ocean currents strengthen… Continue reading Tropical fish threaten kelp and algae

CDFW and university researchers use forensic genomics to track down a killer

[2nd, May 2014] Similar to the “CSI” television series, California Department of Fish and Wildlife and university researchers have used a multidisciplinary approach they call “forensic genomics” to investigate a mysterious die-off of red abalone and other species along the Sonoma Coast in Northern California… Continue reading CDFW and university researchers use forensic genomics to track down a killer