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Third of Pelagic Sharks Threatened with Extinction

The first study to determine the global conservation status of 64 species of open ocean (pelagic) sharks and rays reveals that 32 percent are...
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Seabird diets provide early warning of fishery declines

The proportions of sardines and anchovies in the diet of pelicans, gulls and terns in spring, can signal the need to reduce fishing efforts in the ensuing season and prevent a fisheries collapse.

Creature of the Month: Long-Spined Sea Scorpion, Taurulus bubalis

Unlike scorpion fish in other parts of the world, the spines of this inhabitant of the temperate waters are not venomous. Taurulus bubalis...
robotics, seahorse

Seahorse Armour Gives Insight Into Robotic Designs

The tail of a seahorse can be compressed to about half its size before permanent damage occurs, engineers at the University of California, San...