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Crucial Coral Reef Populations Identified Using Genetic Barcodes

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Crucial Coral Reef Populations Identified Using Genetic Barcodes

Source: Phys.org/Weizmann Institute of Science - December 19, 2017

Almost all the wildly varied, colorful fish that populate coral reefs start life as tiny, colorless, tadpole-like larvae. Telling one from the other is nearly more…

Tracking Sharks Through DNA: Scientists Discover New Non-Invasive Method to Monitor Sharks

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Tracking Sharks Through DNA: Scientists Discover New Non-Invasive Method to Monitor Sharks

Source: Phys.org/University of Salford - December 6, 2017

Marine ecologists have shown that traces of DNA in the sea can be used to monitor shark populations.

Current methods of baiting, hooking and filming more…

Environmental DNA (eDNA) may be Game-Changer for Tracking Sharks

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Environmental DNA (eDNA) may be Game-Changer for Tracking Sharks

Source: BBC News/Mark Kinver - March 24, 2015

Conservationists are eagerly awaiting the results of a UK study into whether it is possible to track endangered sharks via environmental DNA (eDNA).
If successful, more…

Informal University Study Finds Fish Products Fraud

Source: CBC News/Charlie Cho - December 5, 2014

It seems something fishy is going on in Calgary with the labelling of some sushi products.

An informal research project at the University of Calgary turned more…

Fishing For Viruses With Bacteria Bait

A fishing expedition of microscopic proportions led by University of Arizona ecologists revealed that the lines between virus types in nature are less blurred than more…

Whale Species Hunted a Century Ago Revealed Through DNA

Source: Phys.org/Mark Floyd - May 1, 2014

For more than a hundred years, piles of whale bones have littered the beaches of South Georgia Island in the South Atlantic Ocean – remnants more…