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Marine/Freshwater Biology

Using sponges to wipe out cancer

The natural product manzamine A, derived from Indo-Pacific marine sponges, exhibits anti-cancer properties in a preclinical study, report researchers at the Medical University of South CarolinaCredit: Samuel Chow. This file is licensed…

Do urban fish exhibit impaired sleep?

Light pollution suppresses melatonin production in perchCredit: Photo: Michael Feierabend Melatonin controls the body clock - high melatonin levels make us feel tired in the evening. However, the hormone also plays an important…

Oysters and clams can be farmed together

Rutgers study finds raising multiple species in the same area could benefit shellfish aquacultureCredit: Michael Acquafredda/Rutgers University Eastern oysters and three species of clams can be farmed together and flourish, potentially…

Surprising hearing talents in cormorants

Credit: SDU Many aquatic animals like frogs and turtles spend a big part of their lives under water and have adapted to this condition in various ways, one being that they have excellent hearing under water. A new study shows…