Seagrasses are one of humans’ greatest sidekicks. They are nursery areas for many species including commercially important ones, they protect coastal communities from extreme weather, they absorb carbon dioxide and release oxygen via photosynthesis and much more. Now, research shows that seagrasses can also reduce rates of disease in humans, fishes and invertebrates such as corals. Read more to find out how!
It might seem like a no-brainer to ban shark fishing as well as the sale and trade of shark products. But scientists wonder: is there a more effective management strategy? Read more to find out!
For the first time ever, scientists have found evidence that deep sea animals are actually consuming plastic microfibres. Read more about the study and why we should care.
This Thanksgiving, let’s give pause and reflect on reasons to be thankful for the ocean!
Why do some restaurants join sustainable seafood eco-labeling programs? A new study identifies some motivating factors that can help the continued expansion of these programs to enhance their ability to harness consumer demand and encourage positive change in seafood production.
We eat oily fish to get the health benefits of omega-3 fatty acids. However, the level of omega-3s in farmed salmon is changing. How does this stack up to wild-caught salmon? Read more to find out!
Swordfish boast a variety of adaptations that makes them one of the fastest swimmers on the planet! Everything from their bills to their body build and their crescent-shaped tails helps them shave seconds off their swim time. Scientists have recently discovered yet another adaptation that allows swordfish to swim fast: they lubricate their heads. How does it work? Read more to find out!
An ocean pharmacy made possible by jellyfish, the danger of bad petitions, the importance of understanding ‘lost sharks’, and affordable virtual reality–all highlighted in this post covering just a sliver of the National Marine Educators Association Annual Conference!
This month, a whole post about horseshoe crabs! How do they grow? How have they saved lives? The answer to those questions and to many more!
This new study takes a closer look at the fluid dynamics happening inside filter-feeding fishes. How might this save industries valuable time and money? Read more to find out!
Feed for farmed seafood is relying on more land-based ingredients. As aquaculture production is projected to increase in response to rising human demand, the consequences for resource use and human health is changing. Read more to find out how!
Unlocking the secrets behind penguin feathers’ ability to stay ice-free may help us make safer and better products. Read more to find out!
Tired of being alone on Valentine’s Day? Well, picture yourself in any of these animals situations and well, maybe it’s for the best. Featuring indiscriminate mating, golden showers and stabby & disposable penises.
How is whale earwax essential to whales, and how can it help whale conservation? Read more to find out!
The collapse of Northern Atlantic cod was the textbook example of how overfishing can lead to a population crash. Decades after a moratorium was established, the cod are finally making a recovery. Find out why!
This is part 1 of 3 interview posts on the ArcticMix voyage. Scientists share their experiences with life aboard a cutting-edge research vessel!
Media coverage of a seafood mislabeling study in the U.S. has popularized the 2013 finding that one-third of U.S. seafood is mislabeled. What is the mislabeling situation now? Is it still as bad as we think, even worse, or better? Read more to find out!
Male sea sapphires have the ability to flash brilliant colours, then seem to disappear. Read more about the science behind this incredible adaptation!