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Marine/Freshwater Biology

Rarest seal breeding site discovered

Credit: SPOT/Monk Seal Project Scientists have discovered a previously unknown breeding site used by the world's rarest seal species. The Mediterranean monk seal is classified as "endangered", with a total population of…

Can a robot operate effectively underwater?

USC researchers find sea stars' shape plays an important role in their ability to withstand dynamic water forces and remain attached to surfaces If you've ever watched Planet Earth, you know the ocean is a wild place to live. The water is…

A tangled food web

Trophic levels are an 'insufficient' measure of sustainability for today's aquaculture policy Born in food web ecology, the concept of trophic levels -- the hierarchy of who eats who in the natural world -- is an elegant way to understand…