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Scientists discover how horseshoe crabs see through their shells

Horseshoe crabs are real living fossils that have changed little over the past few hundred million years. Among their unique features are eyes protruding from the outside of a large carapace while the rest of the animal is hidden inside. The new article describes the horseshoe crab’s unique eye structure, which greatly distinguishes it from …

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Spanish aquaculture is the flagship in Europe

Spanish aquaculture is the flagship in Europe

Spanish aquaculture maintains its leadership in Europe. Behind this milestone is a centuries-old tradition, avant-garde companies committed to protecting the environment and fruitful research work. The turnover of fisheries, exceeding 500 million euros per year, strengthens the leadership of Spanish aquaculture as a key activity for future food security. 27% of all European aquaculture production …

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China Launches Blue Sea 2022 Marine Ecology Campaign

China Launches Blue Sea 2022 Marine Ecology Campaign

Special Law Enforcement Campaign Focuses on Strengthening Marine Ecology and the Development and Use of Natural Resources. The campaign, codenamed “Blue Sea 2022”, was jointly initiated by the China Coast Guard (CCG), the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, the Ministry of Ecology and Environmental Protection, and the National Forestry and Grassland Administration of China. …

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Fishing in the Southern Ocean: scientists call for a moratorium

On October 20, in the journal Science, ten scientists called for the signing of a moratorium temporarily banning industrial fishing activities in the Southern Ocean. Their recent studies indeed confirm that the current levels of fishing, added to global warming, have devastating effects on these waters, which are nevertheless essential to the planet. “The Southern …

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lobsters tracked using an acoustic telemetry network

In Brittany, lobsters tracked using an acoustic telemetry network

Bass, pollack, lobsters… since May 2022, Ifremer has been carrying out fish tagging missions in Brittany and Normandy. In total, more than 300 fish are tracked using an acoustic telemetry network. The first results are expected in early 2023. Since May 2022, Ifremer has been carrying out sea bass, pollack and lobster tagging missions on …

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Nearly 70% of all oceans are going to lose some of that animal biomass

Global warming deteriorates the depths of the ocean and puts our food at risk: study warns

Nearly 70% of all oceans are set to lose some pelagic animal biomass, according to recent research. Climate change can influence many meters below the sea surface, putting at risk species that serve as food for certain animals consumed by humans, warns research recently published in the journal Nature. The pelagic environment, an area of …

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Scientists have developed a bioplastic that dissolves in sea water

Researchers hope to solve the problem of pollution of the world’s oceans with the help of materials that are safer for the environment. Scientists at the University of California San Diego have created a polyurethane foam polymer that completely degrades in seawater in a short time. Phys.org reports. The researchers conducted a series of tests …

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ULVA international conference

Cádiz will host scientific knowledge on macroalgae and their applications

The University of Cádiz and the Technological Center for Aquaculture (CTAQUA) organize, from September 12 to 15 and at the Faculty of Philosophy and Letters, the ULVA international conference, from fundamental biology to aquaculture. More than 80 participants from academia and industry come to Cádiz from 25 countries in Europe, Australia, the US, Korea and …

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