Harnessing global fisheries to tackle micronutrient deficiencies
Marine Ecology

Harnessing global fisheries to tackle micronutrient deficiencies

AbstractMicronutrient deficiencies account for an estimated one million premature deaths annually, and for some nations can reduce gross domestic product1,2 by up to 11%, highlighting the need for food policies that focus on improving nutrition rather than simply increasing the volume of food produced3. People gain nutrients from a varied diet, although fish—which are a…

Safe solution to mop up oil spills
Marine Ecology

Safe solution to mop up oil spills

Credit: CC0 Public Domain There have been more than 700 oil spills worldwide in the past 20 years, polluting oceans and coastlines as well as endangering marine ecology and other wildlife. Associate Professor Jingsan Xu said the team from QUT’s Science and Engineering Faculty, had invented a nontoxic, low-cost, easily processed foam for oil removal.…

All the pressing questions on fish migration
Marine Ecology

All the pressing questions on fish migration

Salmon smolt migrating out of the Vosso water system. Credit: Bjørn Barlaup, NORCE It’s not 20 questions—it’s even more: Now researchers have identified 100 pressing questions on fish migration. An international team of researchers, lead by Robert Lennox at NORCE (Norwegian Research Centre), have developed the list of questions, published in a paper by the…