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Zebra Shark Confounds Scientists, Gives Birth Without a Mate

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Zebra Shark Confounds Scientists, Gives Birth Without a Mate

Source: CNN/Anna Cummins - January 23, 2017

(CNN) - A female zebra shark in an Australian aquarium has astounded scientists by producing live offspring asexually, three years after being separated from her more…

Arctic Glacier Retreats Revealing Icy Island in Canada

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Arctic Glacier Retreats Revealing Icy Island in Canada

Source: Live Science/Stephanie Pappas - January 20, 2017

As Coronation Glacier on Canada's Baffin Island retreats, it has left behind a new island.

The island, detected with satellite imagery, is made of loose more…

How Can We Predict the Hottest Year on Record When Weather Forecasts Are So Uncertain?

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How Can We Predict the Hottest Year on Record When Weather Forecasts Are So Uncertain?

Source: The Conversation/Michael A. Rawlins, University of Massachusetts Amherst - January 19, 2017

NASA and NOAA jointly reported that 2016 was the warmest year on record. That’s no surprise, as the first six months of the year were more…

Mild Weather Patterns Are Shifting Due to Climate Change

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Mild Weather Patterns Are Shifting Due to Climate Change

Source: Phys.org/NOAA - January 18, 2017

As scientists work to predict how climate change may affect hurricanes, droughts, floods, blizzards and other severe weather, there's one area that's been overlooked: mild more…

Momentum Grows for Ocean Preserves, But How Well Do They Work?

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Momentum Grows for Ocean Preserves, But How Well Do They Work?

Source: The Conversation/Kirsten Grorud-Colvert, Oregon State University and Jane Lubchenco, Oregon State University - January 17, 2017

What lies beneath the deep, dark expanse of the ocean is something that has fascinated sailors, fishermen, adventurers, poets and explorers for centuries. How could more…

Nearly 50/50 Odds of Fish Fraud When Sushi Is Ordered in Los Angeles

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Nearly 50/50 Odds of Fish Fraud When Sushi Is Ordered in Los Angeles

Source: My News LA/Stephanie Michaud - January 16, 2017

Sushi fans, beware.

A study released Wednesday by UCLA and Loyola Marymount University found that nearly half of the fish served to researchers at 26 Los more…

Fukushima Fish Back Under Government Radiation Limits

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Fukushima Fish Back Under Government Radiation Limits

Source: The Mainichi - January 13, 2017

FUKUSHIMA, Japan (Kyodo) -- Levels of radioactive cesium in all fish and seafood sampled in the coastal waters of Fukushima Prefecture last year did not more…

Major Wastewater Upgrades Lead to Fewer Intersex Fish

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Major Wastewater Upgrades Lead to Fewer Intersex Fish

Source: Phys.org/University of Waterloo - January 12, 2017

Upgrades to a wastewater treatment plant along Ontario's Grand River led to a 70 per cent drop in fish that have both male and female more…

Rising Ocean Temperatures Could Increase Dangerous Shellfish Toxin

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Rising Ocean Temperatures Could Increase Dangerous Shellfish Toxin

Source: NPR/Clare Leschin-Hoar - January 11, 2017

West Coast crab fishermen just ended an 11-day strike over a price dispute. But a more ominous and long-term threat to their livelihood may be on the more…

Florida and Havana Aquariums United by Mating Coral

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Florida and Havana Aquariums United by Mating Coral

Source: Miami Herald/Paul Guzzo, The Tampa Bay Times - January 10, 2017

Tampa - The Florida Aquarium's joint research with the National Aquarium of Cuba on coral reef restoration ended on a scientific high in 2016.

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