Industrial fishing boats leave few safe havens for sharks on the high seas
Marine Ecology

Industrial fishing boats leave few safe havens for sharks on the high seas

NEWS AND VIEWS 06 August 2019 Global satellite tracking of the oceans has revealed a high degree of spatial overlap between where sharks and industrial fishing vessels are found. This finding underscores the need for shark-conservation efforts. Julia K. Baum Julia K. Baum is in the Department of Biology, University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia…

Sunscreens release metals and nutrients into seawater
Marine Ecology

Sunscreens release metals and nutrients into seawater

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Beachgoers are becoming increasingly aware of the potentially harmful effects UV filters from sunscreens can have on coral and other marine organisms when the protective lotions wash off their bodies into the ocean. Now, researchers have studied how sunscreens release different compounds—trace metals and inorganic nutrients—into Mediterranean seawater, with unknown effects…

Scientists think toxic algae may be to blame for Florida’s stumbling panthers, bobcats
Marine Ecology

Scientists think toxic algae may be to blame for Florida’s stumbling panthers, bobcats

Chad Gillis, Fort Myers News-Press Published 12:24 p.m. ET Aug. 23, 2019 CLOSE “We have confirmed neurological damage in one panther and one bobcat,” according to the Fish and Wildlife Research Institute. Trail camera footage shows eight panthers (mostly kittens) and one adult bobcat displaying varying degrees of trouble walking or difficulty coordinating their back…

Manta rays form social bonds with each other
Marine Ecology

Manta rays form social bonds with each other

Manta rays form social relationships and actively choose their social partners, a new study has revealed. Research published today by scientists from the Marine Megafauna Foundation, Macquarie University and the University of Papua is the first to describe the structure of social relationships in manta rays. Credit: Macquarie University Manta rays form social relationships and…

Response to Comment on “Impacts of historical warming on marine fisheries production”
Marine Ecology

Response to Comment on “Impacts of historical warming on marine fisheries production”

AbstractSzuwalski argues that varying age structure can affect surplus production and that recruitment is a better metric of productivity. We explain how our null model controlled for age structure and other processes as explanations for the temperature-production relationship. Surplus production includes growth, recruitment, and other processes and provides a more complete description of food production…