Research recently presented at the "The Oceans and the Coastal Areas" conference in Norway, show that many species are losing ground in the North Sea. Overfishing gets the blame for the near disappearance of for example cod and herring.Read more
Ground-breaking research by Jonathan Werry, from the School of Environment at Griffith University, found the Nerang River upstream with its less salty water and supplies of mullet to be the perfect creche for young bull sharks.Read more
If the bubbles are on the right side of the heart, they will enter the lungs which can handle them. If the bubbles are on the left side of the heart, they would then go into the body and get lodged somewhere, causing the bends.Read more
The British Heart Foundation is to begin a major new research programme to find a cure for heart failure, a condition affecting 750,000 UK people.Read more
In a recent study published in the journal PLoS One, French and Scottish scientists have discovered that the 2mm long water boatman Micronecta scholtzi make the loudest sounds of any animal on earth relative to its body size.Read more
New research from the UK has discovered that tunicates, an ancient sea species dating back nearly five hundred million years, possess incredible regeneration properties.
Although it is quite a detailed chemical process, the potential applications are very interesting.
A joint study conducted by biologists at Scotland's St Andrews University and West Indies University experts has revealed that an entire population of guppies can be generated by the release of a single female fish.Read more
Mangrove forests, which are unique coastal tree and shrub habitats, are also under threat. They could represent an important breeding and nesting site for the species, which was thought to depend on coral reefs.Read more