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With marine reserves, it may be location, location, location that is key to effectiveness

Prior posts have noted that marine reserves can play a key role in helping areas and species to recover from the destruction of over-fishing and abuse of habitat. A new study emphasizes the importance of appropriate placement of marine reserves in order to achieve the maximum benefit. Many new reserves...

New genetic analysis split Killer Whales into 4+ species

Turn on the Science Channel or Animal Planet, and until very recently Killer Whales (actually a type of oceanic dolphin) were described as a single unitary species. Now, genetic analysis indicates that in fact they are at least four species, perhaps more. This has important implications for species...

The key to the recovery of sturgeon stocks appears to be preservation of older female fish

Prior posts have noted the various strategies for assuring the recovery of depleted fish stocks, particularly the creation of no-fish zones. A recent study has found that in terms of restoring caviar-producing sturgeon the key is saving grown females, not supplementing the population with hatchery fish...