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Puget Sound eelgrass beds create a 'halo' with fewer harmful algae, new method shows
DNA clues show that eelgrass growing underwater along Washington state shorelines is associated with fewer of the single-celled algae that produce harmful toxins in shellfish. (2020-06-24)
Seafood helped prehistoric people migrate out of Africa, study reveals
A study, led by the University of York, has examined fossil reefs near to the now-submerged Red Sea shorelines that marked prehistoric migratory routes from Africa to Arabia. (2020-06-16)
Novel bioaccumulative compounds found in marine bivalves
The present study screened known and unknown organohalogen compounds present in mussel and sediment samples from Hiroshima Bay. (2020-06-02)
Indigenous collaboration and leadership key to managing sea otter population recovery
A new study highlights the need to engage Indigenous communities in managing sea otter population recovery to improve coexistence between humans and this challenging predator. (2020-05-21)
Otters juggle stones when hungry, research shows
Hunger is likely to be the main driver of stone juggling in otters, new research has shown. (2020-05-05)
Study traces spread of early dairy farming across Western Europe
An international team of scientists, led by researchers at the University of York, analysed the molecular remains of food left in pottery used by the first farmers who settled along the Atlantic Coast of Europe from 7,000 to 6,000 years ago. (2020-04-27)
Aquaculture at the crossroads of global warming and antimicrobial resistance
Antimicrobial resistance is responsible for some 700 000 deaths each year worldwide. (2020-04-20)
Oysters and clams can be farmed together
Eastern oysters and three species of clams can be farmed together and flourish, potentially boosting profits of shellfish growers, according to a Rutgers University-New Brunswick study. (2020-04-02)
Ocean acidification impacts oysters' memory of environmental stress
Researchers from the University of Washington School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences have discovered that ocean acidification impacts the ability of some oysters to pass down 'memories' of environmental trauma to their offspring. (2020-03-12)
Climate change could threaten sea snails in mid-Atlantic waters
Climate change could threaten the survival and development of common whelk -- a type of sea snail -- in the mid-Atlantic region, according to a study led by scientists at Rutgers University-New Brunswick. (2020-03-11)
West coast dungeness crab stable or increasing even with intensive harvest, research shows
Fishermen from California to Washington caught almost all the available legal-size male Dungeness crab each year in the last few decades. (2020-03-06)
Severe peanut allergy may be a 'gut reaction'
A new study of 19 people who suffer from peanut allergy found an abundance of allergy-causing immunoglobulin E (IgE) antibodies in the gut, providing valuable insights into the mechanisms of severe allergies to peanuts and other foods, which together affect as much as 6% of the US population. (2020-03-05)
Do elevated mercury levels in the blood increase skin cancer risk?
Higher levels of mercury in the blood were linked with a higher prevalence of non-melanoma skin cancer, the most common human malignancy, in a study published in the British Journal of Dermatology. (2020-02-05)
Global cooling after nuclear war would harm ocean life
A nuclear war that cooled Earth could worsen the impact of ocean acidification on corals, clams, oysters and other marine life with shells or skeletons, according to the first study of its kind. (2020-02-05)
What's in Puget sound? New technique casts a wide net for concerning chemicals
Using a new 'non-targeted' approach, UW and UW Tacoma researchers screened samples from multiple regions of Puget Sound to look for potentially harmful compounds that might be present. (2020-01-22)
Forecast to help shellfish growers weather toxicity
The same technology that powers facial recognition and self-driving cars may soon help Maine's shellfish industry protect people from the dangerous effects of harmful algal blooms. (2019-12-19)
Tiny shells reveal waters off California are acidifying twice as fast as the global ocean
In first-of-its-kind research, NOAA scientists and academic partners used 100 years of microscopic shells to show that the coastal waters off California are acidifying twice as fast as the global ocean average -- with the seafood supply in the crosshairs. (2019-12-16)
Children allergic to cow's milk smaller and lighter
Children allergic to cow's milk are smaller and weigh less, according to the first published study to characterize growth trajectories from early childhood to adolescence in children with persistent food allergies. (2019-12-16)
Your food may help make stickier, safer glues for laptops, packaging, furniture
A group of scientists at Purdue University has taken inspiration from the field, kitchen and the ocean to create strong glues. (2019-12-05)
Contagious cancer in shellfish is spreading across the Atlantic Ocean
By learning how contagious cancer spread among shellfish, scientists hope to better understand how cancer metastasizes in people. (2019-11-27)
Huge gaps in research on microplastics in North America, PSU study finds
Amid increasing concern about the effects of plastic pollution on marine ecosystems, a new study led by Portland State University found that North America is lagging behind other continents when it comes to understanding the potential risks that microplastics and associated pollutants pose to both fisheries and the humans that consume the seafood (2019-11-06)
Crab disease poses threat to shellfish stocks
Shore crabs carry parasites that pose a major threat to shellfish stocks. (2019-10-30)
Deep water sites off the US northeast coast are suitable for offshore blue mussel farms
Offshore mussel farm sites need to have the right temperature, food availability, and the right currents. (2019-10-16)
Farmed oysters able to protect themselves from acidification
Oysters bred for fast growth and disease resistance are able to adapt their shell growth to protect themselves from environmental acidification, according to new research. (2019-09-26)
Climate change could shrink oyster habitat in California
Changes to dissolved oxygen levels, water temperature, and salinity could have an even greater impact than ocean acidification on oyster growth in estuaries and bays. (2019-08-06)
Sesame allergy is more common than previously known
Sesame allergy affects more than 1 million children and adults in the US, more than previously known, reports a new study. (2019-08-02)
Limits on pot fishing can result in win-win for fishermen and marine wildlife
The first major study into the impact of inshore potting for crab and lobster within a Marine Protected Area has found that in areas of low potting intensity the industry is operating in a way that had little impact on seabed species or economically-important shellfish. (2019-07-16)
Up to 30% of children carry a gene variant that may increase susceptibility to methylmercury
A study with 2,147 children explored the association between prenatal exposure to methylmercury, intellectual coefficient at 8 years of age, and genotype (2019-07-03)
Science snapshots: A toxin antidote in frogs, atomic motion in 4D, and better biofuels
In new research from Berkeley Lab and our collaborators, scientists discovered how a protein produced by bullfrogs inhibits the deadly neurotoxin involved in red tide events, glimpsed how atoms move in four dimensions, and identified a bacterial gene that could be engineered into biofuel-producing microbes to greatly boost process efficiency. (2019-06-26)
Americans still eat too much processed meat and too little fish
A new study in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, published by Elsevier, found that the amount of processed meat consumed by Americans has remained unchanged in the past 18 years, nor has their intake of fish/shellfish increased. (2019-06-21)
Rising sea levels destroyed evidence of shell middens at many prehistoric coastal sites
In a new study, researchers confirm a theory from the 1970s that coastal hunter-gatherers processed much of their shellfish at the beach before returning with their meat to camps on higher ground, leaving the heavy shells by the water. (2019-06-12)
Earliest evidence of the cooking and eating of starch
New discoveries made at the Klasies River Cave in South Africa's southern Cape, where charred food remains from hearths were found, provide the first archaeological evidence that anatomically modern humans were roasting and eating plant starches, such as those from tubers and rhizomes, as early as 120,000 years ago. (2019-05-17)
Ocean acidification 'could have consequences for millions'
Ocean acidification could have serious consequences for the millions of people globally whose lives depend on coastal protection, fisheries and aquaculture, a new publication suggests. (2019-04-26)
Global warming hits sea creatures hardest
Global warming has caused twice as many ocean-dwelling species as land-dwelling species to disappear from their habitats, a unique Rutgers-led study found. (2019-04-24)
Sea anemones are ingesting plastic microfibers
Tiny fragments of plastic in the ocean are consumed by sea anemones along with their food, and bleached anemones retain these microfibers longer than healthy ones, according to new research from Carnegie ecologists. (2019-03-28)
Ancient Caribbean children helped with grocery shopping in AD 400
Researchers have long thought that snail and clam shells found at Caribbean archaeological sites were evidence of 'starvation food' eaten in times when other resources were lacking. (2019-03-26)
Canadians' consumption of fruit and vegetables drops 13 per cent in 11 years
Two surveys taken 11 years apart show a 13-per-cent decrease in the amount of fruit and vegetables being consumed by Canadians, new University of British Columbia research has found. (2019-03-08)
3,500 years of shellfish farming by indigenous peoples on the Northwest coast
The indigenous peoples of British Columbia have been harvesting shellfish from specially-constructed clam gardens for at least 3,500 years, according to a study released Feb. (2019-02-27)
Why North Carolinian boats are fishing off New Jersey's coast -- and how a CSF might help
By studying the logbooks of fishing boats, Princeton postdoctoral research scholar Talia Young and colleagues found that some fishing boats travel more than 250 miles to catch the fish that used to be in local waters. (2019-02-18)
Do microplastics harm humans?
About 8 million metric tons of plastic waste winds up in the oceans every year -- bottles, bags and doo-dads that eventually break down into tiny pieces, called microplastics. (2019-02-06)
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